Civil War Battle
A picture of what the battle of Gettysburg looked like during the battle.
The battle was fought between the Confederate (south) and Union (north) soldiers.
This picture shows the deaths after the battle was fought.
There were many casualties, as men were fighting over slavery and states rights.
Overview of Gettysburg
- The battle was fought over three days on July 1-3, 1863.
- The Union general was George G. Meade, the Confederate general was Robert E. Lee.
- Gettysburg was the largest battle in the Civil War.
- Pickett's Charge took place on the last day of the battle, the South made a mistake and they never recovered. The battle was a Union victory.
- The significance of the battle is the South never tried to invade the North again, and eventually surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.
When the battle was over, President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address, which is one of the most famous speeches given in history.