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    Coping with Death in the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the effects of over 700,000 Civil War deaths on the United States population in the mid-19th century. The United States lost about 2% of its population as a result of…

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    150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson, and others spoke at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address…

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    Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville

    Frank O’Reilly talked about the Battle of Chancellorsville, which was fought from April 30 to May 6, 1863, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The fighting resulted in more than 30,000 causalities.…

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    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

    Historians, writers, and scholars commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The event took place at Gettysburg National Military Park and included guests such as Harold Holzer,…

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    Battlefield Medicine at Gettysburg

    Barbara Sanders talked about Dr. Jonathan Letterman, medical director of the Union Army of the Potomac, and how his systems of transport, supply, and treatment led to improvements in the…

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    145th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

    Ken Burns was the featured speaker at an annual observation at Soldiers' National Cemetery of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” The ceremony marked the 145th anniversary of the Gettysburg…

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    Cemetery Hill Tour

    Mr. Kross led a tour of Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg. He described various historical aspects of the cemetery.

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    Gettysburg Address Re-Enactment

    As part of the ceremony marking the 137th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, an actor portraying President Lincoln delivered the address. This is part of program 161146-1.

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    The 135th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

    Ms. Grim read a letter from Tom Brokaw, explaining that he could not attend since he was covering the impeachment proceedings. Dr. Franklin spoke about the importance of the Gettysburg address. Mr.…

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    Civil War Authors: Confederates in the Attic

    After a book signing, Mr. Horwitz talked about his book, Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War, published by Random House, and about the legacy of the Civil…

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    Civil War Authors: Robert E. Lee

    Mr. Gallager talked about the life and military career of General Robert E. Lee. Mr. Gallagher is also the editor of Three Days at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership,…

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    Civil War Authors: Stand Firm Ye Boys

    Mr. Desjardin talked about the battle of Gettysburg and the myths that are associated with the battle. Mr. Desjardin is the author of, Stand Firm Ye Boys from Maine: The 20th Maine and the…

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    Civil War Authors: A Killer Angels Companion

    Mr. Hartwig talked about his book A Killer Angels Companion, published by Thomas Publications. An historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, Mr. Hartwig’s book looks at the historical…

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