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Battle Of Gettysburg (Full Documentary)
11 Facts About the Battle of Gettysburg
Union General: George G. Meade Confederate General: Robert E. Union Army : 82, Confederate Army : 75, Casualties at Gettysburg totaled 23, for the Union 3, dead, 14, wounded, 5, missing. Ranks shown for regular army Union officers at the Battle of Gettysburg are their ranks as commanders of U. Volunteers; their ranks in the U.
In the summer of , Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched his second invasion of the Northern states. Lee sought to capitalize on recent Confederate victories and defeat the Union army on Northern soil, which he hoped would force the Lincoln administration to negotiate for peace. Lee also sought to take the war out of the ravaged Virginia farmland and gather supplies for his Army of Northern Virginia.
All rights reserved. The sky turned a glowing red as the sun rose over Gettysburg, Pennsylvania , on July 1, The fields outside of town were orderly and quiet, with a few large wood-and-stone barns scattered throughout the landscape. The Civil War started in the United States two years earlier, in The war was mostly over the issue of slavery.
Lee’s invasion of Pennsylvania
It is the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and one of the most visited places in the United States, but Gettysburg is still plagued by misinformation. Set the record straight with these ten key facts. The Town of Gettysburg, population 2,, was a town on the rise. It boasted three newspapers, two institutes of higher learning, several churches and banks, but no shoe factory or warehouse. The ten roads that led into town are what brought the armies to Gettysburg. The shoe myth can be traced to a lates statement by Confederate general Henry Heth. The first day in itself ranks as the 12th bloodiest battle of the Civil War—with more casualties than the battles of Bull Run and Franklin combined.