Hallowed Ground: Gettysburg 150

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This special commemorative issue of the Civil War Trust's membership magazine turns to Gettysburg for it's 150th anniversary. Articles by historians Tim Smith, Garry Adelman, Jim Campi, Jr., and Mary Koik describe the July 1–3 battles and preservation today. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

Saving History at Gettysburg

Saving History: How We've Helped Preserve the Gettysburg Battlefield

On the eve of the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Civil War Trust and its preservation partners have saved more than 927 acres of hallowed ground at this iconic battlefield.Read the article »

July 1

July 1, 1863

Tim Smith with Mary Koik

In the fields outside a small Pennsylvania town, two massive armies collided unexpectedly, provoking the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Read a brief history from Civil War Trust's Hallowed Ground Magazine.Read the article »

Saving First Day

Preservation of the First Day's Battlefield

Timothy H. Smith

The Gettysburg Battlefield is, quite possibly, the best preserved and best memorialized Civil War site in the country, thanks to a process that began almost immediately after the guns fell silent.Read the article »

July 2

July 2, 1863

Garry E. Adelman with Mary Koik

How Brig. Gen. Daniel Sickles singlehandedly shifted the position of the entire union army, resulting in horrific casualties on both sides. Read a brief history of the second day at the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War Trust's Hallowed Ground magazine.Read the article »

Saving Second Day

Preservation of the Second Day's Battlefield

Garry E. Adelman with Mary Koik

Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac engaged in an awful struggle at now-iconic locations like Cemetery Hill, Devil's Den, Little Round Top, the Peach Orchard, Cemetery Ridge and the Wheatfield. Learn about the process of preserving these Second Day Battlefields.Read the article »

July 3

July 3, 1863

James J. Campi, Jr. with Mary Koik

Pickett's Charge, one of the most futile and bloody assaults of the Civil War, left a three-quarter-mile trail of casualties across the open fields before the aptly named Cemetery Ridge.Read the article »

Saving Third Day

Preservation of the Third Day's Battlefield

James J. Campi, Jr.

In the immediate aftermath of the battle, the focus of those who remained in Gettysburg was on tending to the wounded, burying the dead — and establishing a cemetery. Learn about the process of preserving the Third Day's Battlefield.Read the article »

Monuments at Gettysburg

Veterans, Monuments and Memory

There are more than 1,300 markers of all sizes and shapes dot the battlefield, many placed by the veterans themselves. Through their symbolism and placement, these plaques, sculptures and stones tell us much about the men who fought at Gettysburg.Read the article »

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