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Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863), fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign, is the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War and is often described as the war's turning point.

Union Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade's Army of the Potomac defeats attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army Northern Virginia, ending Lee's invasion of the North.


Gettysburg Campaign
  • The Campaign Begins
  • Battle of Brandy Station June 9, 1863
  • Second Battle of Winchester June 13-15
  • Battle of Aldie June 17
  • Battle of Middleburg June 17-19
  • Battle of Upperville June 21
  • Skirmish of Sporting Hill June 30
  • Battle of Hanover June 30
  • Battle of Carlisle July 1
  • Battle of Hunterstown July 2
  • Battle of Fairfield July 3

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