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In the American civil war and after three days of battle more than 51000.
And -- is live on the battlefield for the historic showdown took place and -- would you have there.
Good morning -- good morning everybody -- -- 51000 actually killed wounded and missing or captured but we're standing on the Pennsylvania mine you -- -- And behind that's is where the actual battle of Gettysburg.
Took place it is considered sacred grounds are nothing is behind us the memorials are all spread out they're here they're a 130 of them.
But I history really coming to like this morning we're joined now by president Abraham Lincoln good morning to you weren't represented the union of course and represented the confederacy we have general property -- -- -- Yale so they're putting aside their differences and coming to life for us this morning when I was a battle of Gettysburg considered the turning point in the civil war.
We had two theaters of war in here in these things in -- going terribly bad.
People who supported the war we're losing that support and a encouraging their representatives to divide the country -- and it really gave the north today and then then.
A belief that inspiration that they can win the war and this victory -- their attitudes change every leader America part of that and more support and after turning that Osama.
And in general Lee initially you are asked by president Lincoln to lead the federal army but -- said no I'm I have to be -- Virginia.
Although I owed everything it's grand old flag duty and honor demanded.
That I join the cause of the confederacy.
Probably told -- -- concept of states' rights specifically the tenth amendment.
And one of the most sacred of all the amendments because want to Biller writes.
Which basically stipulates that any power not delegated by the constitution to the United States to the federal government.
Nor denied to the states becomes the sole purview.
Of the states and more importantly the people.
And they re enactments are going on the battle of Gettysburg was a three day battle is like first to third 1863.
We have one of those re -- from yesterday that we can show you.
And and president Lincoln.
After the war.
More than 600000 Americans -- and you know what was that like to be the president after -- union is once divided and back together again.
He said 600000.
Americans and that's exactly what they were they were northern southern but they were all Americans we had to rebuild the country.
Keep this union together as the victories in proven that we could.
And now have liberty and justice for all emancipation was in place -- getting rid of labor -- commercially.
Right thank you semis.
And to put this -- -- perspective that was 2% of the American population this is the most mind boggling statistic.
That -- that I've come across if you put that in today's perspective that would be.
Six million Americans.
Can you imagine 2% of our population just on fire after fighting one another but -- that if you miss the battle of Gettysburg commemoration there's another ceremony going on in November for the Gettysburg address it's a great way to get the kids excited about history paktia.
Thanks -- -- -- -- Lincoln's got to get back to the White House and -- -- sums currently manages is just amazing to he would go to the battles in the that is unbelievable and does and the numbers again are staggering as an.
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