Gettysburg: The Battlefield and Beyond

July 1, 2013, marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. More than 150,000 troops clashed in the three-day battle, which resulted in a Union victory. Although the war would continue for another two years, Gettysburg is often referred to as the turning point of the war. The items in this gallery from HSP’s collection tell the story through the eyes of the soldiers as well as civilians.