Coming January 1, 2013: Beginning the Countdowns

Many people interested in American history know that January 1, 2013 will begin the six-month countdown until the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg that began on July 1, 1863.

But what has been all but forgotten is that on July 1, 1913 – on the 50th anniversary of the day the Battle of Gettysburg began – the opening ceremonies for the Great Reunion, a momentous event attended by more than 50,000 aging Civil War veterans, were held.

Stay tuned for the official New Year’s Day kickoff of this blog dedicated to reviving the memory of the Great Reunion.

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