By: Jocelyn Cheek
- Fought between the army of Northern Virginia commanded by General Robert E. Lee and the Army of the Potomac commanded by General George G. Meade
- G. Robert E. Lee was brave after victory in Chancellorsville, Virginia and thought he had an advantage in Gettysburg
- Lee was unprepared for the strength of the Union
- Neither anticipated a war at Gettysburg; Roads lead to it
Why Did It Change American History?
- Confederate was winning until the battle in Gettysburg
- Confederates charged, but Union fought back hard
- Canon fired at Confederates and killed 1/2 their men
- When they died Union could replace men, but Confederate wasn't able too
- For the rest of the war Union always had way more men to defeat the Confederate army
- It was the turning point of the Civil War
- Happened on July 1-3, 1863; 152 years ago
- Important battle in Civil War
- One of bloodiest battles America has ever experienced
- If Confederate won America would be split into north and south
- In the end there were 51,000 Union and Confederate soldiers missing, dead, wounded, or captured
- Gettysburg is a historical place full of monuments today
- National cemetery at Gettysburg was dedicated on November 19, 1863
- Referred to as "High Water Mark of the Rebellion"
Confederate retreating and running back.
Very interesting place to visit and learn about.
General Robert E. Lee and General George G. Meade.
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