mavagurl21 A nice reward after going through thorns for a good 10 minutes. #nofilter#nature 3h

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gettysburgvisitorcenter It was announced Tuesday that President Obama will be awarded First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing the Medal of Honor. Lt. Cushing was killed in action on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, during Pickett’s Charge. Lt. Cushing was serving as commanding officer of Battery A, 4th United States Artillery, Artillery Brigade, 2nd Corps for the Army of the Potomac. Pictured is the monument for Lt. Cushing.
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gettysburgvisitorcenter From the Collections:

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of Gettysburg in 2014, we will be bringing you weekly images and details of artifacts that the Friends of Gettysburg and Gettysburg Foundation have purchased and donated to Gettysburg National Military Park’s collections over the years. This is just one aspect of the Gettysburg Foundation’s mission to preserve the legacy of the battle of Gettysburg.

Pictured Above: Gold First Army Corps (Army of the Potomac) badge designed and worn by Major General John Fulton Reynolds. The sections are filled in with red, white, and blue glass representing the colors of the First (red), Second (white), and Third (blue) division that comprised the Corps. This piece was made by Joseph K. Davison’s Sons, 718 Sansom Street, Philadelphia jewelers.

What is your favorite corps badge from the Civil War?
Image Courtesy Gettysburg National Military Park

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gettysburgvisitorcenter Another stunning photo from Lynn Light Heller! Where is your favorite place to see sunrises and sunsets on the battlefield? 1d

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aswade kudos to #starbucks for bringing #psl back early! and even more kudos to cute delivery boys #frolicfromatoz 1d

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bpalm16 Chilling with Lincoln 2d

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gettysburgvisitorcenter Here are a few more of our best photos, with submissions from Charlie Hubbard, Jerry Hahn, LBG, Keith Black, Lee Elder and Lynn Light Heller. See the full size images on our Facebook page. Please note that photos must be without watermark to be considered. #gettysburg #civilwar #bestphotos 2d

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gettysburgvisitorcenter Thank you,@Emmete1042, for your submission! Be sure you Direct Send or tag us in your best pictures! #gettysburg #bestpictures #civilwar 2d

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gettysburgvisitorcenter Thank you,@MichelleStew7, for your submission! Be sure you Direct Send or tag us in your best pictures! #gettysburg #bestpictures #civilwar 2d

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gettysburgvisitorcenter Thank you,@KLWelsh26, for your submission! Be sure you Direct Send or tag us in your best pictures! #gettysburg #bestpictures #civilwar 2d

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