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Introduction to the Battle of Gettysburg

Introduction to the Battle of Gettysburg | The Battle of Gettysburg | Scoop.it
These sites will provide an overview of the Battle of Gettysburg and are a good introduction to what occurred on the first three days of July 1863 at the little town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

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The Battle

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 The casualties suffered on the first 3 days of July 1863, make Gettysburg the bloodiest battle in the American Civil War.

Union casualties numbered 23,040 (3,155 killed, 14,530 wounded and 5,365 missing).

Recent studies place the number of Confederate casualties at 23,231 (4,708 killed, 12,693 wounded, 5,830 missing).

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The Leaders

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There were 53 Confederate generals and 67 Union Generals involved in the Battle of Gettysburg. To see their photographs and learn a bit about each of them, visit these sites.

 

 

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Maps of Gettysburg

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Battle maps are important for a complete understanding of the Battle. These maps will help to show the movements as the battle wore on.
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Eyewitness Accounts From Gettysburg

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There is no better account of the Battle of Gettysburg than the words of eyewitnesses.
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Lincoln's Address

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Lincoln’s address was an afterthought. The main speaker for the dedication of the Military Cemetery at Gettysburg was Edward Everett who spoke for two hours. Lincoln spoke about three minutes but it is his words that are remembered. These sites will show you images of the speech as it was written in Lincoln’s own hand and you can hear his words read by an actor who has portrayed Lincoln on stage.
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The Honored Dead

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The attached sites provide list of the honored dead of both the Union and the Confederacy from the Battle of Getysburg.

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Looking Back

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The years provide perspective. These videos document what the current Gettysburg scholars believe about the importance of the Battle.

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