Gettysburg

The turnung point of the Civil War

Gettysburg

  • The battle at Gettysburg took place July 1st - July 3rd, 1863.
  • Union General-George Meade
  • Confederate General-Robert Lee
  • The significance of this battle was the south suffered a great defeat and would never regain its miligtary strength
  • The second by Lee to invade the North
  • Union Victory
  • 28,000 confederate soliders died
  • 23,000 union soliders died
  • Total of 51,000 casualities
  • Of 120 generals present at Gettysburg nine were killed or mortally wounded
  • The first day at the battle of Gettysburg ranks as the 12th bloodiest battle of the Civil War