Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary – July 1
National Park Service - Photo at sunset at Gettysburg
Today, July 1, is the anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, considered by many to be the turning point of the Civil War.
The library owns a large collection of books on the Civil War. You may be especially interested in reading Twilight at Little Round Top : July 2, 1863, the tide turns at Gettysburg by Glenn W. LaFantasie (call # E475.53 .L24 2007, located on the upper level).
Click here to see the Library's Book collection on the Civil War. Also of great interest are Civil war photos, maps and sheet music from Library of Congress American Memory collection.
Further scholarly research can be located using the library's database America: History and Life.