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The Battle of Gettysburg

By: Nancy & Kathleen
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Nancy Hurtado

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of The Battle of Gettysburg

The factors that enabled the North to win were
their preparedness for the war and their defensive line at the battle
of Gettysburg. At the start of the Civil War, the North was the side that
appeared to be the most prepared. They were the most industrialized region
and had the most population and financial resources. Throughout the war,
the north had a population of 2 million who served and fought in the Union army
while the south had 900,000 in the Confederate army. Since the north was the
most industrialized region, they had railroads used to transport their
troops and supplies. The north also had enough food, weapons, and supplies
to supply for their troops due to their amount of financial resources. The
north’s defensive line at the battle of Gettysburg also enabled the
north to win because they had planned and formed their defense before
General Lee and his confederate army attacked and during
the attack, the north’s defense stood strong even though 51,000 of
their troops lost their lives. The Battle of Gettysburg By: Nancy & Kathleen What factors
enabled the
North to win? What factors
hindered the South? The factors that hindered the South were their unpreparedness for war and General Lee’s rash and hasty judgment. During the war the south was the most unprepared. They only had the population of 900,000 who fought in the confederate army while the north had 2 million fighting in the union. They were not industrialized because they used their lands for cotton production with the use of slave labor so they could not transport troops and supplies like the union did with railroads. Their soldiers were not well-supplied like the union due to restricted and lack of financial resources. The casualties of most of their soldiers were due to lack of food, clothes, and shoes so most of them died of starvation, harsh winters, and diseases. Also with General Lee’s rash and hasty judgment had caused the confederate army to retreat from Gettysburg with causalities between 46,000 and 51,000. How did the result of
this battle contribute to
the overall victory of the
Union in the Civil War? The result of this battle contributed to the overall victory of the Union in the Civil War because this battle was the major turning point in the war for the Union because they had killed most of the confederate’s troops and forced them to retreat from Gettysburg. How might the course
of the war have been
different if the Confederates
had won this battle? The course of the war would have been different if the Confederates had won this battle because if they had won, then the south would have won the war. What were each
side’s objectives
going into the battle? Who were the commanders on each side? What were the most
noteworthy features
of the battle? The objective of the Union army was to just protect their territory.

The Confederates were looking to trample the Union army and continue moving North, claiming more territory for their army. Gen. Robert E. Lee served as leader for the Confederate army

Gen. George G. Meade served as leader for the Union army during this battle. Confederate that were dead, wounded and missing were 28,000 out of 75,000.

Unions dead, wounded and missing were 23,000 out of 88,000.

President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, surprising many in the audience by its shortness and leaving others quite unimpressed after the battle. The speech and its words - government of the People, by the People, for the People - have come to symbolize the definition of democracy itself.
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