Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the pivotal Civil War battle by reflecting on original reports and illustrations from The Saturday Evening Post.
Little-Known Facts About the Civil War
Did you know Lincoln wanted Robert E. Lee to command the Union Army? Or that more than 10,000 Native Americans fought in the war?
‘Coming Generations Will Call You Blessed’
An army surgeon writes of his gratitude to the civilian volunteers of the Sanitary Commission, seeing them as a sign that mankind has entered a new era.
Little Women Among the Casualties
In 1863, the Post published Louisa May Alcott’s harrowing description of her work as a Civil War nurse.
Where the Civil War was Won
How the Post covered the Battle of Gettysburg.
Americans United to Support the Civil War Troops
Thousands of soldiers’ lives were saved by a special organization of volunteers.
Scrambling for Troops
The news of the Confederates’ invasion inspired Philadelphia, panicked Harrisburg, and brought renewed attention to the draft.
The News from Gettysburg: A Hazardous Move
We begin a series of the Post‘s reporting on the Gettysburg Campaign with the initial news of the invasion and hopes that a state militia could defeat Gen. Robert E. Lee.
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