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The Battle of Gettysburg was a 3-day battle (July 1 st -3 rd , 1863) that was fought around the area of the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and was part of the larger Gettysburg Campaign. Many historians see it as a key turning point of the Civil War that ultimately helped the Union win the war. A battle was not originally intended to be fought at Gettysburg, what had happened was the Confederate Army was running low on shoes, and had heard that the town of Gettysburg has a good supply of them, so that is why they had gone there. The commanders of this battle, for the Union army, it had been General George Meade, and for the Confederate Army it was General Robert E. Lee. This battle would be one that would end up with the highest amount of casualties on both sides of the conflict throughout the course of the Civil War. Lee had just gained a huge victory over the Union in Chancellorsville in May of that year, and had wanted to continue upward through the Shenandoah Valley, and had wanted to get to Harrisburg, or
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