The Battle of Gettysburg was a pivotal battle in the American Civil War, fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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1. The Battle of Gettysburg

The battle involved more than 160,000 troops and resulted in more than 50,000 casualties, making it the bloodiest battle of the war.

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2. Bloodiest Battle Of The War 

The battle began when Confederate General Robert E. Lee invaded the North in an attempt to force the Union to negotiate a peace settlement.

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3. General Robert E. Lee 

Lee's army clashed with Union forces led by General George G. Meade at Gettysburg, and the two sides fought a series of fierce engagements over three days.

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4. Union forces 

On the first day of the battle, the Confederates drove the Union forces back through the town of Gettysburg. On the second day, the Confederates attacked the Union flanks, but the Union forces were able to hold off their attacks.

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5. Town of Gettysburg

On the third day, Lee ordered a massive frontal assault on the Union center, known as Pickett's Charge. Pickett's Charge was unsuccessful, and the Confederates were forced to retreat.

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6. Pickett's Charge 

The Battle of Gettysburg was a major turning point in the Civil War. It marked the end of Lee's invasion of the North and the beginning of the Union's offensive that would eventually lead to the Confederacy's defeat.

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7. Turning Point

The battle was a major victory for the Union. It was the first time that the Union had defeated Lee's army in a major battle. The battle forced Lee to retreat from the North. This ended Lee's hopes of forcing the Union to negotiate a peace settlement.

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8. Union To Negotiate 

The battle gave the Union the momentum it needed to win the war. After Gettysburg, the Union began to advance against the Confederacy and eventually won the war in 1865.

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9. Confederacy 

The Battle of Gettysburg was a decisive victory for the Union and a major turning point in the Civil War. It was the battle that began the end of the Confederacy and helped to ensure the preservation of the Union.

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10. Decisive Victory