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July 3, 2013

Emerson: The SC backstory to Gettysburg

One hundred fifty years ago, on July 1-3, 1863, Confederate and Union forces struggled for control of ground in and around the small town of Gettysburg in southern Pennsylvania. The battle resulted in 51,000 casualties, more than any other during the war, and it since has assumed an epic place in the American lexicon. It also was the origin of Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address.

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