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The Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg - Days 2 & 3

View From Behind Union Lines Towards Pickett's Charge

View From Behind Union Lines Towards Pickett's Charge

New York City
Saturday, June 15, 2013

Historians John Marszalek and James McPherson examine the Battle of Gettysburg, with a focus on the second and third days of the fighting. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1-3, 1863, was the bloodiest of the war -- resulting in an estimated 51,000 total casualties -- and many historians consider it to be the turning point of the Civil War. Harold Holzer, chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Chairman, moderates the discussion. This is the second in a two-part series on the battle hosted by the New-York Historical Society.
 

Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013 at 11:12am (ET)

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