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    On July 1-3, 1863 in the town of Gettysburg Pennsylvania, Confederate and Union armies compile 50,000 a causalities in what would be the deadliest battle of the Civil War and American History. Major General George Meade of the Union Army of the Potomac and General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia turning point of the Civil War with a decisive victory of the Union. Costly missed opportunities and lack of intelligence lead to failure by the Confederate army and Union Army’s

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    Over the last 153 years Gettysburg, has moved from honoring those who fought and died during the battle at Gettysburg to preserve the battlefield. Gettysburg went through two phases of change. The first phase happened between 1863 –1938 and the second phase happened in 1938 when the War Department transferred the administration of Gettysburg to the National Park Service. During the first phase the National Cemetery was built in Gettysburg for the creation of a proper burial of their now dead sons

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    GETTYSBURG Introduction This is a brief thought of the events that came to unfold. Some say that Gettysburg was the battle that stopped the confederate advance to the north. In addition, that Lee only wanted to take the battle out the state of Virginia that had been hit rather hard by the unions Army . In this review of the Battle of Gettysburg, we will discuss the key events that people believed that allowed the Union Armies to cause the retrograde actions of the confederate forces. In addition

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    The Battle Of Gettysburg

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    The Battle of Gettysburg is one of the most well-known and important battles of the Civil War. With being held as the bloodiest battle of the civil war. The Battle of Gettysburg took place outside of Gettysburg, Virginia; this battle was part of Robert E. Lees Gettysburg Campaign, which was his second advance an invasion of the Northern Territory. Here are a little numbers; 165,620 total soldiers, there were 93,921 Union soldiers, and 71,699 Confederate Soldiers. As you can see already the Confederate

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    The Battle of Gettysburg

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    June 29, 1863, the day before the most memorable battle in history took place. The Battle of Gettysburg would become the major outcome of the Civil War. What happened in the following three days has greatly impacted today's society. The gut renching question topics leaving many historians puzzled is, "what if?" What if certain elements had played out differently, would the outcome of the war still remain the same? What if he decisions made by Generals of both the Union and Confederacy

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    Battle of Gettysburg

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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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    Today, the Battle of Gettysburg is considered one of the most important battles of the American Civil War. However, with 23,049 casualties on the Union side and 28,063 on the Confederate side, it can also be considered one of the bloodiest (Civil War Trust). Such heavy losses naturally rattled the entire nation and Americans on both sides began to question the war and what it stood for. As Americans gathered together at the consecration ceremony of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, the much acclaimed

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    After his victory at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, in May 1863, Robert E. led his Army of Northern Virginia into its second invasion of the North. Lee planned to accrue supplies in the prosperous Pennsylvania farmland, and take the fighting away from a war-torn Virginia. He wanted to bring the war to Northern cities so they could experience the war first hand. the hope behind this reasoning is that he could weaken the North's desire for war; thus, strengthening the North`s desire for

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    The Battle of Gettysburg begins in July 1, 1863 which was the start of the American Civil War the Battle started by accident when General George Meade (leader of the Union Troops) was pursuing General Robert E Lee (leader of the Confederate Troops), so General Lee concentrated his Army. The Battle began on Pearson’s ridge in Gettysburg Pennsylvania until it reached north of town where the Union eleven Corps led by Richard Yule joined General Lee’s Troops. “Ben Neely emphasized that the most damaging

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    Battle of Gettysburg Battle Analysis It is our duty, as soon to be Second Lieutenants in the Army, to learn from history. Learning from mistakes in the past is necessary to understand the responsibilities we will soon have. The Battle of Gettysburg shows prime examples of the nine principles of war: Objective, Offensive, Mass, Economy of Force, Maneuver, Unity of Command, Security, Surprise and Simplicity. In the military today, we are overwhelmingly blessed with every asset that we have including

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