Gettysburg 150th: Michigan's role in the Civil War Part 3

Jul 3, 2013

The only known photograph of President Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

On the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania 150 years ago this week, 90,000 Union troops collided with 75,000 Confederate soldiers for the Battle of Gettysburg.

After three days, there were nearly 50,000 casualties. It is still the largest battle ever fought in North America.

In part three of our commemoration of Gettysburg with MSU historian Roger Rosentreter, Current State’s Scott Pohl asks him about the battle’s influence on the outcome of the Civil War.