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A battle for freedom

July 7, 2013
By MARY BURNS DEAS , The OBSERVER

Brother against brother" was as true last weekend as it was 150 years ago. Members of families were split on two fronts because of location or philosophy and at times may have met up in the same battle. The American Civil War was fought on home soil with the "other side" consisting of fellow Americans. Since 2011, many 150 year anniversaries of significant battles have been remembered. This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg from 1863. Famous for several reasons, this year there are actually two weekends of reenactments. Last weekend was the first, hosted by the Blue Gray Alliance. It was here that two brothers, one from the North and one living in the South, met at Gettysburg for four days of battles.

 
 

 

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