Gettysburg Photo Essay

This combination image shows, top, a photo by Timothy H. O'Sullivan made available by the Library of Congress of John L. Burns, the "old hero of Gettysburg," with his gun and crutches in Gettysburg, Pa, in July 1983, and bottom, a Floridian portraying a wounded soldier from the 1st N.C. Infantry as part of a demonstration of a Confederate field hospital during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Burns, 69, a veteran of the War of 1812, joined the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg and became a national celebrity after he survived the battle and his wounds. President Abraham Lincoln met with Burns before delivering the “Gettysburg Address.”

July 01, 2013 3:30 pm  • 
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