Gettysburg 150 For three days in 1863, more than 160,000 Americans — Confederate and Union soldiers alike — descended on Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to fight the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
For a week in 2013, more than 100,000 civilians descended on the same town to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Whether wearing period costumes and re-enacting various parts of 19th-century life, or simply roughing it in a hotel room for a few days, people came from around the world to remember and reflect.
A team of journalists from four local Digital First Media newsrooms as well as a contingent from the national hub, Thunderdome, came together to chronicle the event through news and feature stories, photos and video.
Sixty DFM journalists gathered in and around Gettysburg to comprehensively cover an anniversary story that captured America's attention.
This is a hand-picked selection of the best of those stories.