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In the first three days of July 1863, one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War occurred. It is one of the most well known American battles. Gettysburg challenged the stragedic minds of many great Generals. It pushed soldiers' physaical being to the absolute max and some say it was one of the bloodiest battles. Fifty-one thousand lives were taken during that three day span at Gettysburg. Many historians agree that the turning point of the Civil War was the battle of Gettysburg. This battle was very decisive, it saved the Union (O'Brien, 1). The result of this battle was a Union victory and completely turned the Civil War in their favor.

The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point in the Civil War. General Lee decided that their stategy of attack would be defense. They would await the attack of the Union, it was a battle for higher ground. The South did not attack for several days and that was Lee's fault, but dont' let that change your view on General Lee (O'Brien, 2). He was still one the greatest generals in American history. One aspect that made him an exceptional general is that he believed his army was invincible and that gave his men a lot of confidence when evntering any battle in the Civil War. N

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Along with being the turning point of the Civil War, the battle of Gettysburg was a very decisive battle that changed the war. The most staggering statistic is that in only three days there was over 51,000 casualties in this battle. Defense usually did win battles in the Civil War. Stuart's tardiness in arriving at Gettysburg changed the course of history in the Civil War. A gruelling battle that would take the lives of over 51,000 Americans in a short three days. Yet, Gettysburg doomed the South's struggle (Gross, 1). all fortunate generals, and not only the bold, the daring, and the stuborn, seek to crown their achievements by risking everything in decisive



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