The 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is celebrated by visitors to Gettysburg, re-enactors and others.
This month, more than 8,000 Civil War re-enactors are marking the 150th anniversary of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. In 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was routed during the doomed frontal assault, considered the turning point in the Civil War and a watershed moment in U.S. history. Union and Confederate armies suffered a combined total of up to 51,000 casualties over three days, the highest number of any battle in the four-year war.
See photos from reenactments of the Battle of Gettysburg through the years.