The Battle of Gettysburg turned the tide of the American Civil War because the Union won the battle, thus forcing the Confederate army to retreat from Union territory. The Confederates lost a large number of soldiers and... More »

The bloodiest battle of the U.S. Civil War was fought at Gettysburg, Pa., July 1 to 3, 1863. By the end of the engagement, Union and Confederate forces had suffered combined losses of 51,000 dead and wounded. More »

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The battles of Fort Sumter, Bull Run, Shiloh and Gettysburg were major conflicts of the American Civil War. In April 1861, the Battle of Fort Sumter started the war after Confederate soldiers surrounded the fort and orde... More »

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The Battle of Gettysburg occurred as a result of General Robert E. Lee's push north into Pennsylvania in an attempt to move the bulk of the fighting in the east away from Virginia and into Union territory. His ultimate g... More »

The Battle of Gettysburg took place in and around Gettysburg, Penn. Most historians view this battle as the moment in the U.S. Civil War when the tide turned irrevocably against the Confederate forces. More »

The Battle of Gettysburg took place over the course of the first three days of July in 1863. It was one of the most crucial battles in the entire Civil War, and effectively ended any hopes that the Confederate States of ... More »

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In addition to the fact that the Battle of Vicksburg was the final stage of one of the longest campaigns of the American Civil War, it was also as decisive a victory as the Battle of Gettysburg. The Confederate surrender... More »

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