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        Battle of Gettysburg | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Explore a collection of images taken from the Battle of Gettysburg, including scenes of battlefield and fallen soldiers. This gallery also features an image of Matthew Brady, who documented the Civil War in more than 10,000 photographs. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, between Union soldiers from the North and Southern Confederate forces. It is considered to be one of the most important battles of the Civil War, and was a key victory for the Union Army. The Civil War was one of the earliest wars to be documented on camera. 

        Mathew Brady After Gettysburg, 1863

        Mathew Brady, leaning against the tree at left, surveys the stony ground over which the 20th Main and 15th Alabama struggled on the second day at Gettysburg.

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        Confederates Captured at Gettysburg, 1863 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Three Confederate soldiers captured at Gettysburg pose for photographer Matthew Brady on Seminary Ridge.

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        Union Graves On The Battlefield | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Bull Run, Virginia, taken July-August, 1862.

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        View Of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pa | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Gettysburg, June-July, 1863.

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        Federal Dead On The Field Of Battle, Gettysburg | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Photograph of the federal dead on the field of battle on the first day, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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        Confederate Dead At Gettysburg, 1863 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Confederate bodies about to be buried in a shallow grave after the battle of Gettysburg. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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        General Sickles Returns to Gettysburg, 1886 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Generals Sickles, Carr, and Graham, at the spot near Trostle's barn, Gettysburg Battlefield, where Sickles (center) lost his leg on July 2, 1863. Sickles had his amputated leg mounted in a miniature casket and gave it to the Army Medical Museum in Washington, where he visited it regularly for 50 years. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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        Union Dead At Gettysburg, 1863 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Union dead on the battlefield at Gettsburg. Their shoes were pulled off by retreating confederates. This photograph, taken by Timothy O'Sullivan, is also referred to as "Incidents of the War" or "A Harvest of Death." Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Photographer: Timothy O'Sullivan.

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        Longstreet's Attack, 1863 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Alfred Waud witnessed the fighting on Seminary Road at Gettysburg, and sketched accordingly.

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        Federal Position, Viewed From Little Round Top | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        The center of the federal position viewed from Little Round Top in Gettysburg, Pa.,1863.

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        Repulse of Longstreet's Assault, 1863 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        This teeming canvas, completed by James Walker in 1876, depicts a panoramic view of the battlefield with Union soldiers in the foreground during the heat of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg.

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        Dead Confederate Sharpshooter, 1863 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        A Confederate sharpshooter lies dead at the foot of Round Top after the battle of Gettysburg.

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        Dead Soldiers In The Wheatfield | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Photograph of dead soldiers in the wheatfield near Emmittsburg Road in Gettysburg, Pa., June-July, 1863.

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