NC History Museum screens 'Gettysburg' movie

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Museum of History is marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg with a screening of the movie about the three-day fight.

The museum will screen the four-hour movie "Gettysburg" beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, with intermissions. Afterward, a licensed battlefield guide from Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania will lead a question-and-answer session.

Gettysburg was the largest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War, with about 50,000 soldiers died or injured from July 1, 1863, to July 3, 1863. About 165,000 soldiers fought in the battle, including more than 14,000 from North Carolina.

Of those, nearly 6,000 soldiers died in the battle that ended the Confederate Army's march into the North.

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