WHAT OTHERS SAY: 150 years after Gettysburg, issues that drove the Civil War remain

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | 12:26 p.m. CDT

On a hot and humid afternoon 150 years ago, 12,500 Confederate soldiers made a suicidal assault across three-quarters of a mile of open field against Union troops lodged behind fortifications south of a southern Pennsylvania town named Gettysburg.