Battle of Gettysburg:

By: Billy Green



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Batle Of Gettysburg - Image from albany.edu




1.) The name of the battle is the Battle Of Gettysburg.

2.) The Battle occurred between July 1-3, 1863 although it actually it ended on the 4th.

3.) The Battle Was Located in Adams County.

4.) Officer in charge of the Union was Major General George G. Meade, but the officer in charge of Confederate States was General Robert E. Lee.


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General George G. Meade - Image From wildwestweb.net
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General Robert E. Lee - Image From historyplace.com


5.) There was a total of 158,300 soldiers total in the the battle (US 83,289; CS 75,054). There was the Confederate States and the Union fighting in the battle.

6.) The battle began on the morning of July 1st when Confederate men ran into Union men on horses. Each of the sides called for help although the rebels arrived first and drove the the Union down south to fight on
Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill. While everyone was alseep, reinforcements arrived for each army.
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Day 1 of the Battle Map Of Gettysburg - Image From videoindex.pbs.org

On July 2nd, around 150,000 men met in Gettysburg. The Confederate army formed a line to the west of Emmittsburg, as the Union waited at Cemetery Ridge. Robert E. Lee on the left end of the Union Border, as well as the right.
-On July 3rd, the assault broke out on Cemetery Ridge, and it was full of fate and severe casualties. Then the Pickett-Pettigrew assult pierced the Union Line. It was the most popular event in the Battle Of Gettysburg. On July 4th, General Robert E. starting withdrawing his army. Lee had a trail of wounded soldiers that was about 14 miles long. The Union won the Battle of Gettysburg.

7.) Some major strategic moves and turning points of battle were that they surrounded them so their army would have to spread out their men to cover all the sides, which makes less men for the opponent to fight.

8.) The victory of the battle was taken by the Union.

9.) There was an estimated
51,000 causalities total (US 23,000; CS 28,000).

10.) The impact of the battle of Gettysburg was probably one of the most important battles in the Civil War because many people died and it turned the war around.


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Sources:
http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/pa002.htm

http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/map12.html