Field Where General Reynolds Fell, Gettysburg, Timothy H. O'Sullivan, July 1863

Gettysburg Heroes

Gettysburg, the largest land battle fought in the western hemisphere, claimed the lives of more than 3,000 Union soldiers; nearly 15,000 were wounded, and another 5,000 were reported as missing (Confederate casualties were higher). On November 19, 1863, Lincoln spoke at the dedication of a new cemetery at Gettysburg and honored the fallen with an eloquent tribute, saying, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”  This photograph of Lincoln was taken eleven days before his historic address.