"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here" : Utah Veterans and the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913
Utah Historical Quarterly
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Historical Society
An essay is presented on the participation of Utah veterans in a 1913 ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Details on the legislative appropriation of funds to reimburse veterans for their travel to the battlefield are presented. Other topics include the veterans' organizations the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and United Confederate Veterans, accommodations for the veterans, and Utahns' personal accounts of the battle.