The Gettysburg National Cemetery also honors President Abraham Lincoln. We met a Pennsylvania man who has made it his life's passion to portray Mr. Lincoln.
The Battle of Gettysburg has had such a profound impact on generations of Americans - and people from all over the world. The sacrifices of the men from the North and South are immortalized in stone.
The Battle of Gettysburg involved one of the most famous Union Generals of all time. In fact, he was promoted to General just three days before the battle. His name George Armstrong Custer, he played a major role in turning back the Confederate Army in one of the most vicious encounters of the battle. As he led his troops into battle he shouted the famous words "Come on, you Wolverines."
Jim Hillestad is a Pennsylvania Historian. He captured the very essence of the battle in a very unique way. We traveled to the Civil War Museum in Harrisburg for his story.
On July 1, 2, 3 - 150 years ago, the deadliest battle on North American Soil was fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It became the turning point of the Civil War. Thousands of men from all across the nation died in battle. This is their story.