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What was the main US Civil War battle of July 1863?



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The main battle of the US Civil War that took place in July of 1863 was at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It, in fact, was the largest battle in the war, and the Union had clearly defeated the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Sadly for the winning Union general, General Meade, he was not given his due recognition for the battle. President Lincoln admonished Meade for allowing Lee's army to escape to Virginia. This was an error by President Lincoln. General Lee would have altered the course of the war in some manner if Meade had lost the Battle of Gettysburg,