Prof. Allen Guelzo was interviewed on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook on July 2 about the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
From On Point:
It’s been 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg turned the Civil War and our history. A new book takes a soldier’s-eye view. We put you on the battlefield.
One hundred and fifty years ago today, Union and Confederate troops were in the belly of the Battle of Gettysburg. In the second of three days of terrible fighting. Lined up along Seminary Ridge, Little Round Top.
Pickett’s charge was yet to come, and fail. The Union would win. And Abraham Lincoln would come and pronounce a new birth of freedom – proof positive that Americans would die and triumph for democracy.
They’re re-enacting today on the battlefield. And we’re talking about the most famous battle of the Civil War.