Updated: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:00:22 GMT | By Relaxnews

Twitter index: Gettysburg anniversary marked

On Tuesday, July 2, Twitter users are marking the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. 


Twitter index: Gettysburg anniversary marked

Twitter index: Gettysburg anniversary marked

Fought over July 1-3, 1863, near the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the battle of Gettysburg is widely considered a turning point in the American Civil War.

The battle saw the forces of the Union, or North, under the command of Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade, clash with Confederate forces led by eneral Robert. E. Lee. After three days of fighting, the Union forces prevailed and Lee was forced to retreat.

During November of the same year President Lincoln, at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, gave what would become known as the Gettysburg Address. The speech, with its opening line of "Four score and seven years," would go on to become widely acknowledged as one of the greatest in American history.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg and Twitter users are taking to the microblogging site to mark the occasion by trending "Gettysburg" in tenth place.

Elsewhere on Twitter, Justin Bieber is once again trending in first place, while fans of the British-Irish boyband One Direction are discussing their favorite twenty songs from the group with today's fifth-placed trending topic "#MyFavourite20SongsOfOneDirection."

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on July 2 at 1:00pm GMT are:

01.    #justinbieber
02.    #CiteSeusFollowersMaisLindos
03.    #Quotes
04.    #hiphop
05.    #MyFavourite20SongsOfOneDirection
06.    India
07.    London
08.    France
09.    Magdalena Álvarez
10.    Gettysburg


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