Remembering the Battle of Gettysburg on this 149th anniversary

On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg came to an end, and in its wake were over 57,000 Union and Confederate soldiers killed, wounded, or missing – making it the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War.

President Abraham Lincoln would visit this hallowed ground four months later, and in one brief passage within in a brief address he would encapsulate the feelings we still have today toward our beloved heroes who sacrifice for a greater good that all of us take for granted: “That those men did not die in vain.”

Let us remember all of those who fought valiantly in this battle, and in all American battles, on this special anniversary, and on the eve of our country’s independence.

About Gettysburg 150 Concerts

The Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address represent two of the most significant milestones in American history. One changed the course of America’s bloodiest conflict – when the fighting ended, the brutal three-day battle left behind more than 51,000 killed, wounded, captured, or missing – the other encapsulated the significance of American democracy and paved the way for reconciliation and healing. Music Celebrations International (MCI) provides unique performance and educational opportunities to performing groups around the globe. MCI is an exclusive licensee with Gettysburg 150. The aim of Gettysburg 150 and MCI is to invite performance ensembles from every corner of the United States to participate in ceremonies marking the anniversary, and to conduct commemorative performances at the battlefield site where so many Americans lost their lives, and where Lincoln’s immortal words became enshrined in history.
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