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Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, July 1863. Many seminary students enlisted to be part of an emergency militia. The seminary was used as a hospital during and after the battle.

Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, July 1863. Many seminary students enlisted to be part of an emergency militia. The seminary was used as a hospital during and after the battle.

Clover Hill Tavern at Appomattox Court House after the surrender of General Lee's forces.  It was here inside this tavern that 28,231 parole passes were printed and issued to Confederate soldiers permitting them to return home undisturbed.

Clover Hill Tavern at Appomattox Court House after the surrender of General Lee's forces. It was here inside this tavern that 28,231 parole passes were printed and issued to Confederate soldiers permitting them to return home undisturbed.

The Cemetery Ridge was the scene of some of the worst fighting at Gettysburg. It was at the knoll pictured here that the final assault by the Confederates was made.

Gettysburg Artifacts From the Smithsonian Collections

The Cemetery Ridge was the scene of some of the worst fighting at Gettysburg. It was at the knoll pictured here that the final assault by the Confederates was made.

1st Massachusetts veterans at their Gettysburg monument on Emmitsburg Road, photographed by William Tipton, probably on July 2, 1886, the day the monument was dedicated

1st Massachusetts veterans at their Gettysburg monument on Emmitsburg Road, photographed by William Tipton, probably on July 2, 1886, the day the monument was dedicated

Confederate burial trenches on Culp's Hill Gettysburg battlefield. Original stereoview by Tipton circa last quarter of the 19th century.

Confederate burial trenches on Culp's Hill Gettysburg battlefield. Original stereoview by Tipton circa last quarter of the 19th century.

Wolf Hill on the Gettysburg battlefield original photo by Tipton circa first quarter of the 20th century. The Gettysburg Museum Of History archives.

Wolf Hill on the Gettysburg battlefield original photo by Tipton circa first quarter of the 20th century. The Gettysburg Museum Of History archives.

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