The $5.5 million national campaign will acquire the house and four-acre property that Gen. Robert E. Lee used during the pivotal battle.
This year's program, supported by WesBanco and the Massey Charitable Trust, will address the social impact of the war on the town of
Pulitzer Prize-winner James McPherson said at the Gettysburg Address anniversary that Lincoln prevented "Disunited States" with speech.
“You have to do more than just lay down some bouquets of flowers,” one man said. “You have to be ready to fight for national principles."
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the ..."
The audience then would have realized, far better than we do today, the religious tone of the famous address given 150 years ago today.
Among the programs will be recitation of the Gettysburg Address by a Lincoln presenter at Soliders & Sailors Memorial Hall.
"A powerful impression was made this day upon the nation," the Daily Pittsburgh Gazette reporter wrote of the Gettysburg Address.
The Oakland facility is marking the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address with drum corps and re-enactors.
President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettsyburg Address, regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history, on Nov. 19, 1863.
The Patriot-News in Harrisburg apologized for its predecessors calling Abraham Lincoln's address "silly remarks."
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will instead represent the administration at the Nov. 19 sesquicentennial, officials at
The music tradition of the Civil War continues in Gettysburg this summer.
The re-creation of Pickett's Charge on the Redding Farm was part of a nine-day commemorative program that ended Sunday.
The big battle looks different when viewed up close, says a private who wonders who foots the bill for the damage.
The Adams County town is jammed for the final weekend commemorating the 150th anniversary of the epic Civil War battle.
Camaraderie replaced wartime calamity and casualties during 50th anniversary re-enactment.
Everyone wants the National Park Service to run the train station in Gettysburg, but Congress hasn't made it happen.
Same war. Same year. Same dates. Same result. The Battle of Vicksburg was profoundly different though, in tactical terms, from Gettysburg.
The collection is the largest of Civil War memorabilia owned by the National Park Service.
Civil War re-enactment is a family affair for the Griffeys of Moon -- even when one member is fighting on the other side.
This essay is excerpted and adapted from "Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America's Wars and Those Who Fought Them."
Charles Carleton Coffin of the Boston Morning Journal covered the fighting at Gettysburg.
A seminary classroom building that became a hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg is now a Civil War museum.
"Few know of this spot or this little monument," said J. David Petruzzi, who organized the event with his writing partner, Steven Stanley.
The story line of Joshua Chamberlain certainly gives meaning to the climactic battle in Gettysburg in 1863.
More than 5,000 people gathered Sunday to commemorate one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War on the eve of its 150th anniversary.
Two great armies met in a small town 150 years ago and reset the course of history
Nuns were the only trained nurses in the Civil War and were prized by the federal government.
Allen C. Guelzo, a historian at Gettysburg College, provides a sweeping narrative of the battle, studded with telling details.
African-Americans in Pennsylvania were targets of Confederate patrols bent on returning former slaves to their owners in the South.
The commemoration of the Civil War's centennial took place when the country was in the midst of civil rights struggles of the sixties.
As he rode on horseback along battle lines, Luther Calvin Furst risked his life to carry crucial messages to Union commanders.
The Erie native deserves credit for seizing and holding a key position of Little Round Top and saving the battle for the Union.
Everyone seems related to someone who fought in North America's biggest battle, writes author Walter G. Meyer.
Boston artist and lithographer John Bachelder spent nearly three months in Gettysburg after the battle, then publishing this map.
Lt. James Purman and Sgt. James Pipes were among six men from Western Pennsylvania to receive the medal for valor at Gettysburg.
Pennsylvania sent 300,000 sons to fight in the Civil War, many of those were from Western Pennsylvania.
A special Post-Gazette report on the Battle of Gettysburg, fought 150 years ago this week and widely viewed as a hinge of American history.
Two re-enactments, and numerous military demonstrations fill the week for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Gettysburg National Park Service rangers worked quickly to right the toppled statue with 300,000 visitors due in town in the coming days.
Officials are expecting as many as 300,000 visitors over the next 10 days as tourists mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle.
John and Lori Jumba bought the 8,700-square-foot mansion, completely furnished with a 3,300-square-foot carriage house out back.
Pittsburgh offered a tempting target for Confederate forces, Abraham Lincoln told a visitor to his office on June 18, 1863.
Two tours to the likely locations of five forts, known as redoubts, hastily assembled during the Civil War, will be held Saturday.
The 20-inch Rodman cannon, built at the Fort Pitt Foundry, could hurl a half-ton ball more than four miles.
An unusual public-private partnership provides considerable private funding at the Gettysburg National Military Park.
A new pedestrian trail in Gettysburg provides a safe route for throngs visiting the Civil War battlefield.
Speakers at the 100th anniversary of the war's biggest battle stressed the ongoing campaign on behalf of minorities.
The Gettysburg Foundation and National Park Service are restoring Spangler Farm to its 1863 look.