The Battle of Gettysburg

By: Victoria Wanta

Who was involved in this event?

On the Confederacy side they had Robert E. Lee as the general. On the Union side they had General Grant. There were also 71,699 confederate soldiers and 93,921 Union soldiers creating a total of 165,620 soldiers.

What was this battle?

The Battle of Gettysburg was 3 days long. In this battle the South had invaded the North hoping for a victory but that wasn't what they had gotten. It was the turning point for the North because the South had lost this battle which weakened them.

Where and when did this event happen?

The Battle of Gettysburg took place around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This battle was from July 1, 1863 to July 3, 1863

Why is this battle important today?

This battle is important to us because if the Union soldiers lost the Battle of Gettysburg the U.S would be different than it is now. For example, we might still have slavery today.

Why was this battle important to the Civil War?

The Battle of Gettysburg was important to the Civil War because it helped the Union become one step closer to abolishing slavery in the United States.

How and why did this battle occur?

This battle was started because General Robert E. Lee lead his troops to invade the North hoping for a victory. Instead his plan backfired and the Confederacy states lost this battle.