The Civil War was the deadliest war for the United States. Over 600,000 soldiers were killed between the two sides. The Confederacy and the Union were the two sides who were fighting, mostly over slavery. Each side had different strategies about fighting, therefor their military style was different. Both sides used different weapons and had different fighting tactics.
First of all the geography forced the Confederates to switch from offense to defense. The Battle of Gettysburg was the first and last battle fought in the North. All the other battles were fought in the South so the Confederate’s people and towns were constantly in danger. Document A illustrates that the General Lee were tired of being on the defense and wanted to be on the offense for a change. Document A states that even though the Confederates tried their hardest they were pushed back onto the defensive and ultimately lost the war (273).
The battle was fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863. Gettysburg Battle had happened because of General Robert E. Lee who began a second invasion of the North when he crossed into Pennsylvania. This was the second invasion because
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The North felt that it would put an early end to the war. The South wanted to carry the war into the North. The capture of Washington would cut that city off from the rest of the North. Once taken the South could bargain for a stalemate and win its independence. The Battle of Antietam in Maryland and the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania was Robert E. Lee 's attempt to take the war to the North.
Why was the Battle of Gettysburg a significant turning point during the Civil War? The Battle of Gettysburg was the deadly battle in North American history. Lots of people form both sidfes died, but so many confederates lost their lives and it was diificult to bring back up the number of men they had. Even though the Union won, Lincoln was upset that the nation was fighting.
In the battle of Gettysburg, Generals Robert E. Lee and George G. Meade used their strategies to form an unforgettable battle. The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the history of North America. The battle lasted three days long. The general of the Confederacy was Robert E. Lee, and the general of the Union was George G. Meade. The Battle of Gettysburg started off when Robert E. Lee formulated a plan to attack the Union in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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
This took place on the hills south of Gettysburg where the Union successfully held their ground. On the second day they continued the battle where the Confederates gained very little ground but not enough to change the war involving 100, 000 soldiers and with 20,000 killed or injured. It was the final day where the Confederates took a full assault with 12,000 confederates known as Pickett’s Charge which was a center line attacked against the Union. The Union held their ground using artillery fire and rifles which led to retreat of the confederates while successfully pushing them back south.
This battle took away many soldiers in different ways. Some were killed, some were wounded, and some even went missing. Around 43,000 casualties overall were at the Battle of Gettysburg. 23,000 for the Union and 20,000 for the Confederates according to (Doc. B). By the end of this battle a lot of both sides armies’ were decreased in size.
The North had beaten the South in the Civil War. The North won the war for many reasons; they had some advantages over the South, a great leader, and the desire to win. The North and South fought many battles before the Civil War ended. Each battle had a different outcome and some encouraging the fight and some ended in despair.