The Battle of Gettysburg took place on July 1-3, in 1863. The battle occurred in a small town called Gettysburg in Pennslyvania. It was fought between Union and Confederate forces.
Battle of Gettysburg: Description continued, who won, etc.
The leader of the Union troops was Maj. Gen. George Meade of Potomac. Confederates were led by Gen. Robert E. Lee. Both armies collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.
Battle of Gettysburg: Who won continued, battle effect, etc.
The Confederates objective was to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defeated initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford. The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. history.
Battle of Gettysburg: Battle impact
And the war continued...
The Union had won the battle. After Lee led his army through the woods and retreated back to Virginia. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers from both armies were casualties in the 3-day battle.
This battle would be the most costly in the history of U.S. wars. Overall, Lee's army had escaped total destruction and the war would continue.
However, after the Battle of Gettysburg was finished the hopes of the Confederate States of America for independence.