Gettysburg( 1st 2 days)

By: Zach Wilson

Location

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Troop Count

Union: 22,815


Confederates: 22,700

Who Won

The Union

What Happens Next

The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought in North America. During the first three days of July 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia turned a small town in Southern Pennsylvania into the site of a struggle for the future of the United States. More than 50,000 men fell as casualties. According to many historians, Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War.

Leaders

Confederate: Gen. Robert E. Lee


Union: Gen. George G. Meade

Dead And Wounded

Union: 3150 dead, 14,500 wounded


Confederate: 4,400 dead, 12,950 wounded