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  • The Battle of Gettysburg
  • July 1st - July 3rd 1863
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  • Who
  • Why
  • The Battle of Gettysburg is considered the most important battle in the whole Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the whole war also. There were about 620,000 soldiers dead combined. But this Confederate victory did give the Confederacy hope in winning the Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point in the war.
  • What
  • General George C. Meade played a key part in the Civil War. He led the North to many victories and basically won the war for the North. General Robert E. Lee, the general for the Confederacy, played a key part in most battles won by the South. He concorded the North with his smart gameplans. General Robert E. Lee got the South hopes up by winning key victories such as The Battle of Gettysburg. 
  • Where
  • Since Robert E. Lee and his army were beating the North by so much with little casualties, Robert E. Lee thought he should make a second attack on the North. This led to being the Battle of Gettysburg. Also known  as the bloodiest day of the entire war. This led to everybody hoping that it would be the last war of the War.
  • Results
  • Over the 3 days the Battle of Gettysburg lasted, General Robert E. Lee led many attacks on the North. The North held amazing defense though. When everything settled down, Robert E. Lee and his army retreated. General George C. Meade had many more men than Robert E. Lee's army, but he still didn't attack. Robert E. Lee's army escaped to Virginia. 
  • This massacre happened in a deserted farmland and in a cemetery located in a small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle ended early due to the bodies in the road. After the battle, there were men left standing in ankle deep blood. Because of the amount of casualties, the place was later named Bloody Lane. 
  • After the Battle of Gettysburg, there were over 23,000 casualties for the Union army and over 28,000 deaths for the Confederacy. Due to all the casualties this makes the Battle of Gettysburg the bloodiest battle in the Civil War. Even though the Union suffered so many losses, they still won the Battle of Gettysburg. This mean't that the South could no longer attack the North. Months later, they built a cemetery dedicated to the battle.
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