The Battle of Gettysburg, fought in Pennsylvania, was one of the biggest events in American history. It was one of the bloodiest battles where thousands of men were left either dead or wounded.
This battle is so important today because it was a turning point for the United States in the civil war. General Gordon Meade led the Potomac soldiers who defeated General Robert Lee’s North Virginian army.
The battle had a political significance as well. The Union gained control of the confederates because they were able to defeat them. The Union was also able to lead General Lee’s army. Why was this important to the United States? The winner in the Battle of Gettysburg gained the power to rule the United States.
The Battle of Gettysburg was important in that president Abraham Lincoln talked about it in his Gettysburg Address. In his speech, held at the Gettysburg National Cemetery, he explained how the Battle of Gettysburg gave a new meaning to the way a war should be undertaken.
The Battle of Gettysburg lasted three days. It began July 1, 1863, and ended on July 3, 1863. There were 93,921 soldiers on the Union side and about 72,000 on the side of the Confederates. Casualties were devastating during the Battle of Gettysburg. The Confederates lost the lives of 23,231 men, and the Union lost 23,051 men. The toughest day of the battle was on the last day when about 12,000 Confederate soldiers took on battle with the Union soldiers at the cemetery. The Union had a significant amount of artillery and attacked strong. Consequently, the Confederates had lost so many soldiers that they had to give up and retreat.
The death of soldiers reached a rate of 51,000. All the soldiers who died during the battle were buried in the Soldier’s National Cemetery, which is now called the Gettysburg National Cemetery.