July 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Pickett’s Charge, the defining event of the battle of Gettysburg.

In the background to the left, you can see the Copse of Trees, where the Union forces held their ground against the oncoming Confederate troops. The Union victory at Gettysburg is thought to be the turning point of the Civil War.

You can read the full story on the Prologue blog.

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