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Thousands attend Sunday night's ceremony in Gettysburg

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The weather held out Sunday night in Gettysburg as thousands came to the National Military Park for the Commemorative Ceremony near Mead's Headquarters along Taneytown Road.

Country music star Trace Adkins sung the National Anthem, which was followed by some thoughts by former ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson and then the keynote address by author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

That was followed by a presentation which featured actors reciting eyewitness accounts of the Battle of Gettysburg from soldiers and civilians.

The night concluded with a playing of "Taps" to honor the 51,000 soldiers that were killed during the battle.

Spectators then lit candles and made a procession to the Soldiers' National Cemetery.

Events continue through the July 4th weekend in Gettysburg. For more information click here: http://www.gettysburgcivilwar150.com/.

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