Within the official report of the Pennsylvania Commission on the Great Reunion you will find many pictures from before and during the Great Reunion, as well as portraits of almost every personality involved. Several of the pictures are foldouts, and some of the most awe-inspiring ones show the sea of tents that housed the old veterans during the encampment. Specifically, a foldout between pages 110 and 111 of the report show two panoramic views, top and bottom of the foldout. The top picture is of various monuments – those to General Meade and the High Watermark are specifically called out, with Little Round Top and Big Round Top noted in the distant background – while the bottom one shows row after row of tents.
As noted in our blog entry about the official report, you can find a copy online in the Google library and probably other places, and many libraries would likely have dusty old physical books just waiting to be browsed.
Beyond the text of the report, the pictures are stunning and tell the tale of the Great Reunion from its conception through its conclusion and aftermath. Definitely must-read material!
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A few of the many, many wonderful pictures contained in this volume are reproduced below and I strongly urge you to take a look at the Pennsylvania Commission report, either online or a physical copy from a nearby library. I can promise you will feel as if you had gone back in time one century to this magnificent event!