Battle Of Gettysburg DBQ

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Did you know that after the Battle of Gettysburg, the troops on each side had lost many soldiers? The Battle of Gettysburg, was part of the Civil War that lasted 4 years and it was the Union (North) against the Confederacy (South). This battle, was a win for the Union boosting up their moral, but giving up confidence for the Confederacy. Each side had many casualties and therefore, the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point during the Civil War because of the effects that came with the battle. After the battle, the Confederacy leader named Robert E. Lee had given up his hope and his confidence of making the Confederacy win and become independent. In a letter from General Lee to Jefferson Davis (Doc C), it says “Therefore in all sincerity, request your excellency to take measures to supply my place.” “No one is more aware than myself of my inability for the duties of my position.” This shows that Robert E. Lee didn’t have confidence in himself or the Confederacy winning after the Battle of Gettysburg, and this is a reason on how the battle was a turning point in the Civil War. …show more content…

According to Estimated Casualties at the Battle of Gettysburg, total Northern casualties (wounded, dead, and missing) around 23,040 and the Confederates had about 20,650 -25,000 casualties. The North (Union) had about 27% while the South (Confederacy) had 30%-34% (Document B). It shows how many people were killed and how both sides had lost a lot of their soldiers and how each side both had disadvantages, which is why it is one reason the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point from all of its casualties each side had to

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