Like the battlefield parks at Antietam, Shiloh and Vicksburg, preservation at Gettysburg began with the creation of a cemetery. In the beginning, however,
Like the battlefield parks at Antietam, Shiloh and Vicksburg, preservation at Gettysburg began with the creation of a cemetery. In the beginning, however, there was fields of human wreckage and an urgent need to put bodies under ground. (Timothy O'Sullivan/ Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division)