Reporting: Page One News

The story was one of the best pieces of reporting to appear anywhere in the U.S. press last week. It was in the New York Times, credited to Correspondent Samuel Wilkeson, and carried the July 4 dateline under which it was written—from Gettysburg exactly a century ago. Times editors offered it as memorable reading for the kind of double anniversary marked by the U.S. last week, and played it on Page One. For through Wilkeson's eyes, the panorama of triumph and tragedy of civil war at its most crucial moment came...

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