Fifty years after the Battle of Gettysburg, another army invaded Gettysburg. It was the greatest reunion of Civil War veterans ever. The aging veterans were in the 70’s and 80’s, some in failing health, but if they could, they came to Gettysburg. Some of the veterans even walked for days to be able to attend the reunion.
More than 54,000 Civil War veterans plus tens of thousands of spectators, family, visitors and journalists descended on Gettysburg in 1913. The veterans stayed in a tent city on the battlefield as they remembered the great battle fought there.
No North, No South…: The Grand Reunion at the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is the story of the reunion and the Union…
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