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SummaryEdit

Union victory in Pennsylvania. Unbelievably bloody, and may have turned the tide of the war.

Exact DefinitionEdit

The Battle of Gettysburg was a major Civil War battle that took place in Pennsylvania in 1863 over the course of three days. It resulted in a Union victory. The Union general was George Meade with 93,000 men. The Confederate general was Robert E. Lee with a force of about 72,000. The battle ended Lee's invasion of the North and put the South into a defensive state.

ImportanceEdit

It shattered Lee's attempt at invasion to the North and placed the Confederacy into a permanent defensive posture. This is considered the turning point of the war along with the Battle of Vicksburg that happened shortly after. The South was on the run.

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