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Battle of Gettysburg

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on 5 November 2013

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Transcript of Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg
was fought in
Adams County, Pennsylvania.
The Battle of Gettysburg
was fought from
July 1st to July 3rd of 1863
When was the battle?
The Confederate General
was Robert E. Lee and he led the army of Northern Virginia.
Who was involved
The Battle of Gettysburg is important because it is the turning point in the Civil War. It was a large victory for the Union because so many Confederate soldiers were lost and were not present in the South's later battles. It was also General Robert E. Lee's last chance to succeed in a huge victory that could have ended the war.
Why the battle was significant
Where was the
battle fought?
The Union General
was George G. Meade and he led
the Army of the Potomac
Who was involved
Why the battle was significant
The Battle of Gettysburg is also significant because it led to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. This speech reiterated that the Civil War was not a war to keep the Union together but rather to grant equal rights to all as stated in the Declaration of Independence.
Mitchell, Joseph B. "Gettysburg, Battle of." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online http://ea.grolier.com/article?id=0174810-00 (accessed November 19, 2012).

"Civil War 150 — History.com Interactive Games, Maps and Timelines." History.com — History Made Every Day — American & World History. http://www.history.com/interactives/civil-war-150#/home (accessed November 19, 2012).

"Battle Summary: Gettysburg, PA." U.S. National Park Service - Experience Your America. http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp//battles/pa002.htm (accessed November 19, 2012).
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