Battle of Gettysburg

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There were many battles fought in Civil War, and one of the most popular battles is the battle of Gettysburg. The battle of Gettysburg was fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. The battle went on for three days; it started on July 1, 1863, and ended on July 3, 1863.Many lives were lost in this battle. The commander for the Union army was General George G. Meade, and the commander for the Confederate army was General Robert E. Lee. This battle is famous for Pickett's Charge. This battle was the turning point of the war; the Union won this battle.

The battle of Gettysburg was fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This city is in Adams County, on the southern border of Pennsylvania, near Maryland. The Confederate soldier fought all the way from the south to Pennsylvania.

On July 1, 1863, the battle started. The Confederate troops attacked Union cavalry division on McPherson Ridge, west of town. The Union forces drove the Confederate back. In the afternoon, additional southern troops drove the Union troops back into town. Thousands of Union soldiers were captured before they could reach Cemetery Hill. On July 2, 1863, Union forces were on Cemetery Ridge in the famous "fish hook" formation, facing the Confederate forces that were on Seminary Ridge to the west. Lee ordered to attack the Union. On July 3, 1863, Lee wanted to attack the Union. At 1:00 P.M., the Southern military bombed the Union, and they fired back and forth. The Union army was still strong. George G. Pickett ordered the Confederate troops to march one mile. While they marched, the Union fired at them. The Confederate tried to break the Union line, but failed.

Many lives were lost in the battle of Gettysburg. The number of casualties for the North was twenty-three thousand fifty-five. Three thousand One hundred fifty-five died, fourteen thousand five hundred thirty-one were wounded, and five thousand three hundred sixty-nine were either captured or missing. The number of casualties for the South was twenty-three thousand two hundred thirty-one. Four thousand seven hundred eight died, twelve thousand six hundred ninety-three were wounded, and five thousand eight hundred thirty were captured or missing.

The main general for the Union was George G. Meade followed by General Buford, Reynolds, Doubleday, Barlow, and Hancock. The main General of the Confederacy was Robert E. Lee followed by General Longstreet, Hill, Ewell, Heth, Pickett, and Stuart.

The battle of Gettysburg was famous for Pickett's Charge. Southern General George Pickett had an idea; march to the Union line and fire at them. While they marched, the Union was shooting at them and many lives were lost. By the time they got there, the majority of the soldiers died, wounded, or got lost. A year later, when people asked Pickett why his plan failed, he said, "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it."

At this point, the Confederacy was traveling upward into the North. So far, it looked like the South was going to win the war easily and the north didn't have a chance. Since the south lost the battle, people began to think that the North had a chance of actually winning the war. The South was losing and the Union gained power.

Here are some other facts about the Battle of Gettysburg. This battle was the biggest in the Civil War. This was Lee's second invasion in the north. The only civilian to die during this battle was Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade; she was making bread for the Union soldiers and got shot through the heart. This battle was the battle with the most casualties in the Civil War. The battle at Little Round Top is one of the most famous events in the whole war. General Reynolds was the only Union general to die. General Barlow was the youngest Union general.

As you can see, the Battle of Gettysburg is an extremely important battle in the Civil War. At the end of the war the Confederacy surrendered and joined the Union again. The Civil war ended slavery in the United States of America. During the war, many things were invented such as the submarine and the repeating rifle. The number of casualties in the Civil War is the number of all the other American wars combined. The Battle of Gettysburg is the battle that changed the entire war. This battle and the capture of Vicksburg made the Confederacy start to lose. The Battle of Gettysburg played an extremely big part in the Civil War.

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