Battle of Gettysburg

2nd 2 days

Union vs Confederate

Wednesday, July 1st 1863 at 12am to Saturday, July 4th 1863 at 12am

Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania 39.811°N 77.225°W

Forces Involved & Comanders

Union : 22,815 & General George Meade

Confederate : 22,700 & General Robert E. Lee


The union won this battle and there was about 51,000 casualties.


The battle of Gettysburg is important because its a turning point in the war, ensuring the new protection of the nation. It also becomes a symbol of how the nation fought against something so cruel such as slavery.