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Gettysburg Battlefield-Photographs Submitted by Steve Traywick
In July of 1863, General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia of 75,000 men and the 97,000 man Union Army of the Potomac, under George G. Meade, concentrated together at Gettysburg and fought the Battle of Gettysburg.
Of the more than 2,000 land engagements of the Civil War, Gettysburg ranks supreme. Although the Battle of Gettysburg did not end the war, it was the great battle of the war, marking the point when the ultimate victory of the North over the South became clear to both sides alike.
Here at Gettysburg, on July 1, 2, and 3, 1863, more men fought and died than in any other battle in American history.
This is truly hallowed ground where thousands of men fought for what they believed was right and many of them sacrificed their lives for their respective causes. I think it every American’s duty to travel here and take in the battlefield where the fate of our great union was resolved