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THEN-The Battle of Gettysburg marked the turning point of the Civil War. the three-day engagement was the bloodiest single battle of the conflict. Aprox. 161,000 troops fought almost 1/3 lost their lives As many as 51,000 soldiers from both armies are killed,wounded, captured or missing in the three-day battle. The carnage is overwhelming but the Union victory buoys Lincoln’s hopes of ending the war. The war continued almost 2 more years but in the end General Lee conceded defeat. NOW-3,218 monuments & tablets on the Gettysburg Battlefield about 400 cannons. Museum of the American Civil War: 22,000 sq ft of exhibit space Film, A New Birth of Freedom Cyclorama painting depicting Pickett's Charge: French artist Paul Philippoteaux and a team of assistants spent more than a year to complete this breathtaking canvas that measures 377 feet in circumference and 42 feet high.,
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I've always wanted to go to Gettysburg, but now with your layouts I almost feel I have!   Your photos are awesome and your journaling is really so very interesting, I'm learning a lot!

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