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Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg: a turning point in the Civil War. The defeat of the Confederate army led by Gen. Robert E. Lee by that of the Union, led by Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade
On the first day, President Abraham Lincoln ordered Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker to position his army in and around Gettysburg. The two armies clashed on July 1, 1863. The Union army was forced to retreat to the hills, south of the town.
On the second day, the Union held fast as the Confederate army raged through and attacked the fishhook defensive. It caused significant losses on either side. However, the Union personnel held their positions, strengthening resistance.
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On July 3, the battle commenced at Culp's Hill. The fronts were by now to the east and south of the town. The Confederate army suffered huge losses and retreated to Virginia.
There was a huge cemetery consecrated for the mass burials and it is at this event that President Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg address.
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