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The signifigance of the Battle of Gettysburg is the fact that it was a watershed moment in the Civil War. Prior to the battle the southern forces, lead by Robert E. Lee had largely controled the military course of the war. Lee had invaded the north one other time the previous year resulting in a costly draw. His second invasion of the north was intended to give relief to the state of Virginia from the constant fighting, and to threaten Washington DC and possibly end the war with a southern victory on northern soil.
Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was at its strongest point in the war prior to Gettysburg, and he used the strength of his army to carry out a bold plan to carry the war to the north. General Geroge Gordon Meade defeated Lee at Gettysburg; a defeat that nearly crippled Lee's army.
After the battle Lee's army was never able to go on the offensive again, and the Civil War went on to become a war of attrition with the Union bleeding the Confederate states to death.
The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest and most significant of the war. Around 160,000 Americans faced each other over a 3 day period. When it was over, more than 50,000 Americans were dead. The Confederate army brought 75,000 men to the battle, losing 28,000 soldiers. The Union Army brought 90,000 soldiers to the battle, losing 23,000.
The Battle of Gettysburg, although not the end of the war, is known as the turning point of the Civil War. It was at this time that the Confederate forces were forced to give up their plan to move the war further north.
The Battle of Gettysburg took place over three days in July 1863. The war did not end until 1865.
The Battle of Gettysburg was a big turning point in the Civil War
It was a victory for the Union which meant the Confederates had no chance of winning.
- Lincoln also gave his Gettysburg address
I believe more people died there than any other Revolutionary War site.
It was the first big, major victory for the Union.
Lincon's Gettysburg address.
It had a big impact on the war.
It somewhat swung the tide toward the Union's side
One possible result of the Union Victory at Gettysburg would have been that it convinced the Confederate forces at Vicksburg to surrender because after the defeat of the Northern Army of Virginia in Pennsylvania, the defenders of Vicksburg knew they would not get help from Lee.
With the Union in control of Vicksburg, along with New Orleans, the Union controlled the Mississippi River. That spit the Confederacy, and it made possible the advance through Tennessee and Georgia, which led to the advance on Richmond from both the North and the South.
The Battle of Gettysberg is a war fought between July 1 to July 3 at Pennsylvania, and was also the war with the huge number of war casualties in the American Civil War, and was the climax of the whole war effort. The southern forces, led by Robert E. Lee began attacking the Northern forces
The Battle of Gettysberg is a war fought between July 1 to July 3 at Pennsylvania, and was also the war with the huge number of war casualties in the American Civil War, and was the climax of the whole war effort. The southern forces, led by Robert E. Lee began attacking the Northern forces, led by George Gordon. It started a three-day war, with more than fifty thousand of them dead or wounded. This mark of the decline of the war effort by Lee as they were utterly defeated. His ambitious plan to attack Northern soils lies in tatters as they were forced back to their own territory, in complete humiliation.
It was the first MAJOR victory for the Union
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