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Gettysburg Marks 150th Anniversary of Historic Civil War Battle

GETTYSBURG, PA - JUNE 29: Women remove Civil War era dresses while participating in events marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg on June 29, 2013 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Some 8,000 re-enactors from the Blue Gray Alliance are participating in events surrounding the anniversary of the July 1-3, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, considered the turning point in favor of the Union in the American Civil War. Union and Confederate armies suffered a combined total of some 46,000-51,0000 casualties in the battle, the highest of any conflict of the war. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 171962801John Moore / Getty Images