During the early summer of 1938, eyes of America were once again on the cross-roads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This time, the nation saw not a major battle, but a peace celebration, as 1845 former Union and Confederate soldiers encamped for a week to commemorate the pivotal battle of 75 years before.

A total of 116 media personnel registered with the hosting Commission and provided radio and photographic documentation of the veterans' encampment and the July 1st dedication of the Eternal Light Peace Memorial by President Franklin Roosevelt. Much professional footage of these events is available from various media sources. The USAHEC is fortunate to have in its collections two sets of film footage shot by private citizens. Although amateur in nature, this silent short offers a glimpse of "The Last Reunion of the Blue and the Gray" 75 years ago.

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Comment by Rebecca M. on July 2, 2013 at 12:27pm

Obama's agenda is to divide and divide - the nation must be at odds with other civilians to cause the disruption and animosity of class division, race division, culture division, and so on - which is the step that is used in the Communist Manifesto to divide and conquer for totalitarian rule.

Comment by Rich on July 2, 2013 at 10:06am

Now at 150 yrs........it is eerie to watch the 75th anniversary of Gettysburg with some of the original Civil War Vets still around.  There are other films with sound and interviews of the old vets, north and south.  What is eerie or haunting is to actually listen to the voice of a Civil War veteran who in most cases was born in the early 1840's and existed in a time before phones, film, cars, planes etc.........to hear and see them animated in the 1930's just as technology was growing.  I personally find it amazing to actually hear and see a CW vet.  Too bad they no longer teach history and infuse the value of what has passed before.

Comment by whit on July 2, 2013 at 7:22am

Never, Never, Never.....GIVE UP !!

Comment by Jo Gonzalez on July 1, 2013 at 11:40pm

The Civil War was about States Rights.  The Government decided to designate what the States were allowed to do.    A very large Civil War is being orchestrated right now in this Country, the man in the WH is engineering, it.     Business vs. Labor, Blacks vs. White, Rich vs Poor,, it is written, "Divide and Conquer".    Under this Administration, using the MSM, we are being taught to hate each other.  Anger, and resentment are being encouraged, egged on.    Envy, jealously are taking the place of Christian Values.  More misery is forced upon us everyday. We are being played.

Comment by Roger Mowery on July 1, 2013 at 10:10pm

David, the sad part is it will be between the people and their government again. It will ring of both the War of Independence and the Civil War. Economics, Politics and neighbor against neighbor. In some cases family against family and government against it's people.

This is what Obama has brought to our shores. This is what his "transformation" of America is doing to us.

I do not understand how so many can not see the direction this man is leading this country is not to Shangri-La but to a socialist state where freedom will be measured and paid for by the anguish of our citizens. It will be bloody and seem futile until the military becomes a citizen army for freedom from oppression.

 

Comment by David E. Vaughan on July 1, 2013 at 9:30pm

What was called a "civil war" was actually a "war between the states".  There was nothing civil about it and was the fought because of politics, neighbors, nothing more.  Such a crime of the politicians to allow a war that killed so many Americans over economics.  It saddens me greatly - the more I read about it, the more I realize we are again moving towards it.  God bless us all and God bless America!

Comment by Roger Mowery on July 1, 2013 at 8:51pm

Wow, I wish I could have met some of these guys! What an honor that would have been!

 

Comment by Adolfo O. Perez on July 1, 2013 at 8:43pm

OMG some of these old geisers look even older than I do HEH HEH HEH  !

Comment by marc s ruby on July 1, 2013 at 6:45pm

Great Historical footage Dee !!.. In that film I see a Country comming together to Celebrate its Culture and history unified once again into a Great Country.  It saddens me  to see it  now because the U.S.A. has lost its heart and our  culture is rapidly disappearing. !! 'Obama' has been so successfull transforming  and degrading America via 'Marxism'..

Comment by al pambuena on July 1, 2013 at 6:04pm

just think..75 years from now, the only thing we will have to show, is how the united states lost its heritage, its history, and its heart...to the progressive movement of Marxist and the socialist, populated by illegals, financed by china and corrupted by islam.

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