The Battle of Gettysburg

During the 3-Day period from July 1 to July 3, 1863, the deadliest battle of the American Civil War took place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 

Statistics show the Battle of Gettysburg resulted more than 50,000 casualties, the largest number of the war.

Historians say the Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War.

State of Pennsylvania Memorial
State of Pennsylvania Memorial is largest on the Battlefield

Gettysburg is located in South-Central Pennsylvania.  Today, visitors can follow the path of the brave soldiers who fought and died during the Battle. A self-driving tour through the battlefield allows visitors to stop and reflect at such iconic places as Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, Cemetery Ridge, and Culp’s Hill.

Monument dedicated to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
High Water Mark Memorial

Britannica.com offers an excellent article with an in-depth look at those fateful days in Gettysburg as well as the events leading up to the battle.

If you are interested, you can view more of my pictures from Gettysburg at my photo site by clicking here.

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