By: Grace Makowski Taylor Powell Skylar Coleman
Which campaign was a part of this battle?
Who attacked first?
General Robert E. Lee lead the Confederate forces in the Battle of Gettysburg.
What was the objective of the Battle of Gettysburg?
What was the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg?
The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. Also this battle was the turning point for the war, because the plane General E. Lee had to end the war had failed. The Battle of Gettysburg was enormous; a total of 170,000 confederate and union soldiers came together in a town that normally held 2,400 people.
Effects for both sides after the Battle of Gettysburg
President Abraham Lincoln was president at time of the Battle of Gettysburg
start and ending of the battle of Gettysburg
July 3, 1863- afternoon the war came to an end and the Union won.
Total casualties from the Union and Confederate forces
Union- 22,815 Confederate- 22,700 Total- 45,515
General George Meade lead the Union forces in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Why was the Gettysburg fought?
The battle was fought because General Lee was having troops cross the Potomac river and began to march towards Susquehanna river in Pennsylvania in hopes to erode the Union's will to continue fighting.