Battle of Gettysburg: Overview

BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (July 1-3 1863 UNION)

The bloodiest and most historic battle of the Civil War. This battle occurred in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and resulted in 51,000 casualties of which 28,000 were confederate soldiers.

Who won the Battle of Gettysburg?

The Union won the Battle of Gettysburg.

When?

July 1 - 3, 1863

Where?

South Central Pennsylvania (town of Gettysburg)

Why is this important?

In retrospect the turning point in the War and the bloodiest battle.

What happened?

Over three bloody days the Union tactically staved off a Confederate attack on Union soil in south central Pennsylvania.

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