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GETTYSBURG, Penn.—The 49th Annual Gettysburg Civil War Collector’s Show sponsored by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association and Brendan Synnamon of the Union Drummer Boy kicked off the weekend of June 25-26 at the All-Star Sport Complex. Hundreds of Civil War collectors and deal…

In the fading sunset, the Yankee soldiers waited for the order to charge across the beach and attack the Confederate stronghold on the shores of South Carolina. Already, one attempt to seize Fort Wagner on July 11, 1863 left 339 dead and wounded men scattered about the beach in front of the fort.