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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 from July 1 to July 3, 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. 

        Little and Big Round Top, Gettysburg, 1863 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Little and Big Round Top on the battlefield of Gettysburg, ca. 1863. (Brady arrived two weeks after the battle, and photographed only the key landmarks.) Photo: M. Brady (approx. 1823-1896). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Three "Johnnie Reb" Prisoners, Captured at Gettysburg | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Three Confederate prisoners on Seminary Ridge, on or about July 15, 1863, with the town of Gettysburg in the background. Photo credit: Mathew Brady (approx. 1823-1896). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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

        View of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, June-July, 1863. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Federal Dead on the Field of Battle, Gettysburg | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Federal dead on the right of the Federal lines, killed on July 1, 1863. Photo credit: James Gibson (1828-?). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Unfinished Confederate Graves, Gettysburg, 1863 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Unfinished Confederate graves near the center of the battlefield, July 1863. Photo credit: Timothy H. O'Sullivan (1840-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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

        Union dead on the battlefield at Gettsyburg. Their shoes were pulled off by retreating Confederates. (This photo is known as "A Harvest of Death.") Photo credit: Timothy H. O'Sullivan (1840-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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

        Alfred Waud was present at the Battle of Gettysburg. This is his sketch of General Longstreet's attack on the left center of the Union lines, with the Blue Ridge mountains in distance. Image credit: Alfred R. Waud (1828-1891). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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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, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1863. Photo credit: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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

        This teeming scene, painted by James Walker and engraved by H.B. Hall, Jr. in 1876, depicts a panoramic view of the battlefield with Union soldiers in the foreground during the heat of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Dead Confederate Sharpshooter at the Foot of Round Top, 1863 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        A Confederate sharpshooter lies dead at the foot of Round Top after the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1863. Photo: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Confederate Dead Gathered for Burial, Gettysburg | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Confederate dead gathered for burial at the edge of the Rose Woods, Gettysburg, July 5, 1863. Photo credit: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Generals Sickles, Carr, and Graham Return to Gettysburg, 1886 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Union Generals Daniel E. Sickles, Joseph B. Carr, and Charles K. Graham, near Trostle's barn, Gettysburg Battlefield (the spot where General Sickles lost his leg, July 2, 1863), ca. 1886. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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