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Alfred R. Waud / sketching on battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania / July 1863

 

Alfred R. Waud was an artist with Harper's Weekly. 
(photo by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-B8171-0254). 

The Battle of Gettysburg, which took place over three days¡XJuly 4th, 5th and 6th¡Xwas a turning point in the Civil War. The North suffered an estimated 23,000 casualties during the battle (killed, wounded and captured) while the South suffered an estimated 31,000. 

„h For an eyewitness account of the battle written by a 15 year old: 
http://www.ibiscom.com/gtburg.htm 

„h For more information about Alfred R. Waud: 
http://www.anb.org/articles/17/17-01670-article.html