Stockton reacts to news of Gettysburg
The Soldiers National Monument, seen at Gettysburg National Cemetery on July 4, 2003, honors the soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War, which took place 150 years ago.
Posted: Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:00 am
The terrible Civil War battle at Gettysburg, Pa. raged for three days. It was the bloodiest conflict of the war, with more than 7,000 soldiers killed and 33,000 wounded. It was the turning point of the war for Union forces.
But news from the East traveled slowly to San Joaquin County, 2,700 miles away.
Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:00 am.