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  • Battle of Gettysburg

    April 2000 The Battle of Gettysburg " The Turning Point of the Civil War Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War. This is the most famous and important Civil War Battle that occurred over three hot summer days‚ July 3‚ 1863‚ around the small market town of Gettysburg‚ Pennsylvania. More importantly Gettysburg was the clash between the two major American Cultures of their time: the North and the South. The causes of the Civil War‚ and the Battle of Gettysburg‚ one must understand

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    The Battle of Gettysburg was fought by the largest number of soldiers‚ totaling 172‚000 young men (“American Civil War”). During the Civil War‚ our nation was divided by the North (Union Army) and the South (Confederate Army) for opposing viewpoints on slavery and states’ rights. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought over three long‚ arduous days. The soldiers struggled under their respected generals in a 25 mile battle zone (“American Civil War”). This battle was a triumphant victory and a heart-wrenching

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  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg was a defining battle of the Civil War. It marked a turning point for the Union as well as for the Confederates‚ though it was not the final battle to be fought. There were many events prior the actual battle that had led to this clash (Berkin 442). The United States was undergoing great changes in the mid 1800’s. Populations in both the North and the south grew tremendously. The main increase from the North was largely due to the many

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    Battle of Gettysburg This most famous and most important Civil War Battle occurred over three hot summer days‚ July 1 to July 3‚ 1863‚ around the small market town of Gettysburg‚ Pennsylvania. It began as a skirmish but by its end involved 160‚000 Americans. Before the battle‚ major cities in the North such as Philadelphia‚ Baltimore and even Washington were under threat of attack from General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia which had crossed the Potomac River and marched

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    General Meade headed the Union’s Army of the Potomac. Both sides saw the need to win that one‚ crucial victory to turn the tide completely in their favor. They would get their chances at a small town in Pennsylvania. The battle was dubbed the Battle of Gettysburg for the town of Gettysburg‚ PA. By June of 1863 General Lee asked President Davis to march his army north out of VA. Davis granted Lee permission. Lee‚ with 75‚000 troops‚ made his way north‚ just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains into Maryland

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  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg was the most decisive battle for the North‚ and it lasted for a total of three days. It began on July 1 and ended on July 3‚ 1863. The Confederacy was going on the offensive and was beginning to venture into Pennsylvania‚ Maryland‚ and Washington D.C. They encountered Union troops as they advanced towards Harrisburg where they planned to cut off Union supply lines and to steal provisions that they needed. The Battle of Gettysburg became the

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    The battle of Gettysburg On Tuesday morning‚ June 30‚ 1863‚ an infantry brigade of Confederate soldiers searching for shoes headed toward Gettysburg. The Confederate commander spotted a long column of Federal cavalry heading toward the town. He withdrew his brigade and informed his superior‚ General Henry Heth‚ who in turn told his superior‚ A.P. Hill‚ he would go back the following morning for shoes that were desperately needed. The battle began on July 1‚ 1863‚ when some of General Ambrose Powell

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  • Battle Of Gettysburg Battle Analysis

    The Artillery of the Potomac Army at Gettysburg‚ achieved victory through the “King of Battle” and integration of the Union maneuver commanders (Steve‚ 2014). Combat experience demonstrated seasoned leadership. The superiority of the Union artillery over their confederate counterparts was not only the number of guns employed‚ but also‚ it was the manner of how the Union commanders employed the artillery under their command (Steve‚ 2014). Proper integration of assets can determine the battlefield

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  • Gettysburg Battle Analysis

    After his surprising triumph at the Battle of Chancellorsville‚ Virginia‚ in May 1863‚ Robert E. Lee drove his Army of Northern Virginia in its second attack of the North—the Gettysburg Campaign. With his armed force in high spirits‚ Lee expected to gather supplies in the inexhaustible Pennsylvania farmland and remove the battling from war-desolated Virginia. He needed to debilitate Northern urban communities‚ debilitate the North’s craving for war and‚ particularly‚ win a noteworthy fight on Northern

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  • Battle of Gettysburg and Union

    The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War. This is the most famous and important Civil War Battle that occurred on July 1st-3rd 1863 in Gettysburg‚ Pennsylvania. More importantly Gettysburg was the clash between the two major American Cultures of their time: the North and the South. The Confederacy had an agricultural economy producing tobacco‚ corn‚ and cotton‚ with many large plantations owned by a few very rich white males. These owners lived off the labor of sharecroppers

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