Gettysburg was a definitive battle in the Civil War, a flash point in American history that still shapes the country's identity. This summer marks the 150th anniversary of that battle, which began on July 1, 1863. Kojo explores how its history continues to shape who we are and the pieces of it that remain the most relevant in modern American society.
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Excerpted from GETTYSBURG: The Last Invasion by Allen C. Guelzo. Copyright © 2013 by Allen C. Guelzo. Excerpted by permission of Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.