The Battle of Gettysburg, usually cited as the turning point of the Civil War, began on this date 150 years ago. While I won't be one of the many Civil War re-enactors descending upon the Pennsylvania town this week, I thought I'd acknowledge the battle here. It was one of the most important events in our country's history, later immortalized in President Lincoln's short memorial address.
If you're interested, click here for an interactive map of the battle created by the Smithsonian that I spent waaaay too much time playing around with today.
And I'd be remiss if I didn't include Coach Boone's speech from Remember the Titans: