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

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.

The iconic Gettysburg Address, a speech given by President Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, took place on Nov. 19, 1963.

"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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