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Battle of Gettysburg

What is the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg?

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May 30, 2015 8:23PM

The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the largest battle in the US Civil War. It's significance cannot be overstated. The invasion by Confederate General Robert E. Lee was an excellent plan to bring the war to the North, and if victorious, cause many Unionists to seek some type of peace agreement with the Confederacy. That the battle ended up as a major defeat for the South, ended any further attempts by Lee to carry the war to the North.