Philadelphia 'a living monument' to the Civil War

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Philadelphia Inquirer

As tens of thousands gather at Gettysburg this summer to watch and recreate the battle fought 150 years ago, area exhibits, monuments, and historic sites are reminding Philadelphians of a traumatic time that left its mark on the city. "After Washington, the Northern city most impacted by the war was Philadelphia," said Andy Waskie, a historian and Temple professor who wrote Philadelphia and the Civil War - Arsenal of the Union. "It was the most important center of the war effort, and if it had been removed from the Union, it would have been a tremendous loss,” he said.