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Why was the Battle of Gettysburg important?

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09/27/2015

It was a turning point!

The three day battle was long and more people died than the revoloutionary war, and the Mexican war combined. The Union army won and this encorouged them to keep on going and win this war. You can visit Gettysburg today and see some of the rock formations that the army used to hide in such as Devil's Den. Lincoln presented his Gettysburg Address later on in this location honoring the people that died here.

Gettysburg marked the second and last time the confederacy would invade the north.
because it was the turning point of the war
It was the farthest Confederate advance into the North and marked the turning point of the Civil War.

It is important because it is a major milestone in the civil war. Some people say that was the bloodiest battle. It was also a turning point in the war.


The Battle of Gettysburg was an important event in the history of the US because so many lives from each side were lost, and it turned the tide toward the favor of the North.