Saturday, July 6, 2013

Gettysburg Anniversary

This past week was the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. I know this from a commemorative glass I bought at a garage sale in Albany about 25 years ago.
The glass shows the third and final day of the battle with Pickett's Charge prominently featured. A little cranberry juice really brings out the map's details.

For comparison, here is an annotated historical map from the Ken Burns Civil War film on the PBS website.
The higher level of context, accuracy and detail are nice but it doesn't have the same charm as my glass.  

Finally, the much more subtle wikipedia map.

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