Turning Point of The Civil War

Facts of The Battle of Gettysburg

1) The battle lasted from July 1-3 in 1863

2) It is known as the bloodiest battle of the Civil war with both sides combined taking a total of 51,000 casualties

3) THis was a turning point battle for the Union b/c they crippled the Confederate army from this victory

4) There were 2 generals fighitng this battle, Rober E. Lee, the Confederate general, and George Meade, the Union general

5) On November 19, 1863, President Lincoln gave a speech called the Gettysburg Address commemorating all of the soldiers who died fighting for their country there