150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War celebrated Remembrance Day on the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. The event featured Steven Holgate, dressed as Lincoln, members of the Sons of Union Veterans dressed head-to-toe in Civil War-period garb and Oregon State University professor David Brauner.

Sons of Veteran’s Reserve representing Company B of the 71st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry escorted the flag underneath a memorial to Civil War veterans. Captain Steve Betschart of the Edward D. Baker Camp, said there were 1,500 volunteers in Oregon. Twenty-seven of those died for various reasons.

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