Tribute to the fallen: See historic photos of Gettysburg, Gettysburg Address

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 17 2013 1:41 p.m. MDT

Associated Press
The battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1-3, 1863, with locations like Devil's Den, the Wheatfield and Little Round Top gaining notoriety for their part in the bloodiest conflict of the Civil War, where more than 51,000 soldiers were killed.

Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the iconic Gettysburg Address, the speech given by President Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery.

"We can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground," Lincoln said. "The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here."

Here's a look — sometimes brutal, sometimes graphic — of that terrible battle, its aftermath and the historic speech that followed.
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