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Before Gettysburg there was Philadelphia

July 3, 2013
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Before Gettysburg there was Philadelphia

150 years ago today, at approximately 2:30 pm on a blistering July afternoon, West Point graduate turned Confederate General Robert E Lee watched as 12,000 men under the command of General George Pickett charged the center of the Union line at Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   In less than 2 hours, over half of the...

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