lhlogo.gif (6955 bytes)Panoramic views of the tent camps
Pictures taken July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1913 during the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

 

 

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A massive tent city was erected to accommodate the over 57,000 persons who attended the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  Every state who had had soldiers here at Gettysburg in 1863 was represented.  Pennsylvania was represented by 21,800 former soldiers and New Mexico by one.  Train fare within Pennsylvania was free for the veterans. 

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.President Woodrow Wilson spoke briefly to the 15,000 audience assembled in the Great Tent on July 4.  In his speech he is remembered as having said, "We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, our battles long past, the quarrel forgotten, except that we shall not forget the splendid valor, the manly devotion of the men arranged against one another, now grasping hands and smiling into each other's eyes."

 

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