Gettysburg Essay

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Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 3, 1863 and it was a
turning point in the American Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was
fought between the North and South over slavery. The whole war was
because the North did not want slavery and the South wanted slavery. Even
one battle was fought because of a guy named John Brown from the North
and he wanted to give the slaves guns. Under the Union, General George
Gordon Meade, numbered about 85,000 troops and the Confederates army
under General Robert Edward Lee, numbered about 75,000 troops. Then
after the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2-4, an important victory for the
Confederates, General Lee divided his army into three groups each
commanded by three lieutenant generals. They were James Longstreet,
Richard Stoddert Ewell and Ambrose Powell Hill. Then on June 30,
Confederate troops from General Hillís group were on their way to
Gettysburg then the heard that Meade troops had moved down to stop the
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