Ohio Memory has published a new post, “"Pity Draws Over It a Veil"”
Most Americans have spent this week celebrating our national holiday of Independence Day, but the early days of July also mark a much more solemn anniversary. This past week was the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a drawn-out and bloody battle that many agree stands today as a major turning point of the Civil War.
It was June of 1863, and General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had launched an invasion of the North. On July 1, General George Meade and the Union’s Army of the Potomac met Lee’s forces […]
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'Pity Draws Over It a Veil'
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