Gettysburg The Bloodiest Battle Essay

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Why Was The Battle of Gettysburg The Bloodiest Battle The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on the days July 1, 1863 to July 3, 186 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Union the won the battle. It was a major loss for the Confederates. The South was planning on moving the war onto Northern soil if they won the battle but the result of the battle was that the South lost. The war was not fought on Northern Territory for the majority of the war up until the end of the war. Robert E. Lee brought his army of seventy-five thousand men from Northern Virginia through Shenandoah Valley to Pennsylvania. The South was soon detected by the Union. When the Union caught up to them there were ninety-five thousand of them. That 's when the fighting broke out between them on July 1. Soon after the North started to retreat to Cemetery Hill. Then the next day when both side brought in reinforcements they started fighting some more. Lee’s men attacked the Union at various locations, including Cemetery Hill, Culp’s Hill, Cemetery Ridge, Round Top, and Little Round Top, but “by the end of the day the Confederates had failed to push the Union from any of its main positions.” On the morning of the third day the Union pushed back the South 's threat against Culp’s Hill after the seven- hour firefight and after a long time of fighting they regained their position.…show more content…
In the end the South lost about roughly twenty-one thousand men. While the North lost about roughly twenty-three thousand men. The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the Civil War because of multiple reasons. The first reason is because of all the casualties on both sides. In total they lost over forty-four thousand men in just one battle. Another reason was all the hand-to-hand combat. They did a lot more hand-to-hand combat than any other battle in the whole Civil War. Both the South and the North kept sending in troops for reinforcements. The Battle of Gettysburg is the bloodiest battle in the Civil
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