Gettysburg Live 150 – 5:30am – The First Shot

150 years ago right now, on a ridge overlooking Marsh Creek, Lt. Marcellus Jones of the 8th Illinois Cavalry borrows a carbine from one of his men, rests it on a fence rail, and fires a shot at a column of approaching Confederates.

With that single act, the bloodiest battle ever fought in the western hemisphere had begun.

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