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Gettysburg 1863: Facts about Gettysburg

The Making of Gettysburg part 1

The Making of Gettysburg: part 2

The Making of Gettysburg: part 3

The Making of Gettysburg: part 4

Daughters of Charity

In the summer of 1863 the Civil War was well into its second year. The war, which optimists expected to end in a few weeks, would last two more years and cost thousands more lives. Almost from the first shots at Fort Sumter, Daughters and Sisters of Charity and sisters of many other communities answered the call to nurse in military hospitals and on the battlefield. Many sisters worked in the cities where they were missioned. Others traveled from battlefield to battlefield north and south. emmitsburg


Women in the Civil War

Although their actions rarely made it into the history books, woman were significantly involved in and around the epic battle of Gettyburg that turned the tide of the American Civil War, according to historian Jane Peters Estes.historiccamdencounty

Facts about Gettysburg

It is the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and one of the most visited places in the United States, but Gettysburg is still plagued by misinformation.  Set the record straight with these ten key facts. Civil War Trust

Children of Gettysburg

After the battle the army paid 13 cents per pound for lead gathered by Gettysburg civilians. After a boy was killed trying to pound open an artillery shell to get the lead pellets out the army refused to accept lead from children under 18.  stonesentinels

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