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With the approach of the anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3), KCWRT.org will be providing some information about the battle during the next couple of weeks.
A great place to start is the video introduction to the battle produce by the Civil War Trust, which you can see below.
Historian Garry Adelman gives a quick run-through of the battle with lots of animation and supplementary footage.
Gettysburg is so iconic — particularly because of the Gettysburg Address that Abraham Lincoln delivered four months after the battle — that we tend to lose sight of what it meant to the people who lived during the war.