[High Water Mark at Gettysburg, PA]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Gettysburg-1903.jpg
Creation: 1903

The three-day battle in 1863 produced the greatest bloodshed of the Civil War. Monuments, tours, and photographs were produced rapidly to commemorate the fallen. The memorial cemetery opened in 1864. John Batchelder designed this 1892 monument and wrote Gettysburg: What to See and How to See It in 1873. In 1891, the Pennsylvania Railroad sold tourist packages that included Gettysburg. In 1895, the battlefield became a National Military Park with 600 acres and 320 monuments to Federal troops.

Title

[High Water Mark at Gettysburg, PA]

Date

Creation: 1903

Description

The three-day battle in 1863 produced the greatest bloodshed of the Civil War. Monuments, tours, and photographs were produced rapidly to commemorate the fallen. The memorial cemetery opened in 1864. John Batchelder designed this 1892 monument and wrote Gettysburg: What to See and How to See It in 1873. In 1891, the Pennsylvania Railroad sold tourist packages that included Gettysburg. In 1895, the battlefield became a National Military Park with 600 acres and 320 monuments to Federal troops.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photochroms

Source

MSS0827, Howard Gottlieb and William H. Jackson Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Gettysburg-1903.jpg

Citation

“[High Water Mark at Gettysburg, PA],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/824.