July 1-3, 186358,000 total casualtiesover 31,000 union losses and over 27,000 confederate losses
the battle of gettysburg was a very important battle in the Civil war because it is considered the turning point.
from the north (left), George Meade, and from the south (right), Robert E. Lee
The Confederates were convinced that an invasion and victory in the North would encourage foreign nations to recognize the Confederacy as its own sovereign nation.
after 3 days of bloody battling, lee's army retreated in defeat.
the battle of gettysburg took place in gettysburg, pennsylvania
General Lee invaded the North and was met by the Union army at Gettysburg, PA. After battling, Lee's army retreated in defeat and it was a union victory. It was also the last time the confederate army was able to invade the north.