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The Civil War in 1863

President Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address in Nov. 1863

President Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address in Nov. 1863

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Saturday, August 10, 2013

History professors and scholars assess the state of the Civil War in 1863, looking at it from cultural, political and military perspectives. The panelists also compare aspects of the conflict with more recent wars. This discussion was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.

Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:37am (ET)

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