Gettysburg Reunion (The Great Reunion) of 1913

By Callie Oettinger
Veterans arriving, Gettysburg, June 30, 1913. Photo shows the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Credit: Library of Congress

Veterans arriving, Gettysburg, June 30, 1913. Photo shows the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Credit: Library of Congress

 

Photo shows General David Edgar Sickles and Mrs. Wilmerding in an automobile at the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Credit: Library of Congress

Photo shows General David Edgar Sickles and Mrs. Wilmerding in an automobile at the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Credit: Library of Congress

Under blue and gray – Gettysburg. Photo shows the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Credit: Library of Congress

Under blue and gray – Gettysburg. Photo shows the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Credit: Library of Congress

Gen. Leggett [i.e., Liggett] & party. Photo shows the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Credit: Library of Congress

Gen. Leggett [i.e., Liggett] & party. Photo shows the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Credit: Library of Congress

President Wilson at the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Credit: Library of Congress

President Wilson at the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Credit: Library of Congress

 

President Wilson at the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Credit: Library of Congress

President Wilson at the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Credit: Library of Congress

 

President Wilson speaking to Vets. Photo shows the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Credit: Library of Congress

President Wilson speaking to Vets. Photo shows the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Credit: Library of Congress

 

The Camp. Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Credit: Library of Congress

The Camp. Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Credit: Library of Congress

 

The Blue and the Gray at Gettysburg, Assembly Tent, Gettysburg Celebration, Pennsylvania. Credit: Library of Congress.

The Blue and the Gray at Gettysburg, Assembly Tent, Gettysburg Celebration, Pennsylvania.
Credit: Library of Congress.

 

Secretary of War, Lindley Miller Garrison (1864-1932) and his wife, Lois Irene Kimsey Marshall, arriving at the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Credit: Library of Congress.

Secretary of War, Lindley Miller Garrison (1864-1932) and his wife, Lois Irene Kimsey Marshall, arriving at the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Credit: Library of Congress.

 

Representative J. Hampton Moore of Pennsylvania speaking at the Pickett’s Charge commemoration during the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Credit: Library of Congress.

Representative J. Hampton Moore of Pennsylvania speaking at the Pickett’s Charge commemoration during the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Credit: Library of Congress.

 

12th Pennsylvania Volunteers at the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Credit: Library of Congress.

12th Pennsylvania Volunteers at the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Credit: Library of Congress.

 


CALLIE OETTINGER was Command Posts’ first managing editor. Her interest in military history, policy and fiction took root when she was a kid, traveling and living the life of an Army Brat, and continues today.

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