By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (July 3, 2020) – In Issue 19 of Steve Kovacs: Fun with Maps feature, he reminds us of the bloody, hard-fought battle of Gettysburg

Steve Kovacs, Antique Map Collector, Loveland Resident (Provided) 

Battle of Gettysburg Ended in 1863

The third day of this, the bloodiest American Civil War Battle ended with a Confederate retreat seven score and seventeen years ago today.  The deciding moment came with the ill-advised Pickett’s Charge right into the center of the Union forces. 

President Lincoln gave his famous speech here nearly five months later honoring the dead and those who fought here.  He exhorted his listeners to resolve “…that these dead shall not have died in vain… and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” 

This view by John Bachelder was completed in the same year as the battle.  Bachelder is best known for being the primary historian of the Battle of Gettysburg.        

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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Gettysburg Battlefield rendering – 1863 (Credit Steve Kovacs