The Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Ghettysburg Facts

  • Battle Name: Battle of Gettysburg
  • Battle Start Date: July 1st, 1863
  • Battle End Date: July 3rd, 1863
  • Battle Belligerents: United States and Confederate States
  • Battle Winner: United States
  • Total Casualties: 26,000+

19 Battle of Gettysburg Facts for Kids

  1. The Battle of Gettysburg was a battle fought on the Eastern Theater during the American Civil War.
  2. The Battle of Gettysburg was part of the Gettysburg campaign.
  3. The Battle of Gettysburg was between the United States and the Confederate States.
  4. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought in and around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
  5. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought between July 1st, 1863 and July 3rd, 1863.
  6. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought for three days.
  7. The commander of the United States army at the Battle of Gettysburg was general George Meade.
  8. The commander of the Confederate States army at the Battle of Gettysburg was general Robert E. Lee.
  9. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought because the Confederate States invaded the Northern United States.
  10. The Battle of Gettysburg was won by the United States.
  11. The United States victory at the Battle of Gettysburg is considered by many to be the turning point of the American Civil War and proceeded the downfall of the Confederate States. However, there is much disagreement by war historians if the actual turning point of the war was the Battle of Gettysburg.
  12. At the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg the United Starts had over 104,000 troops, while the Confederate States had between 71,000 and 75,000 troops.
  13. The Battle of Gettysburg result in at least 46,000 casualties with both sides combined.
  14. The United States had 23,049 casualties, 3,155 killed, 14,529 wounded and 5,365 missing or captured.
  15. The Confederate States had up to 28,000 casualties including killed, wounded, missing or captured.
  16. The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War.
  17. The Battle of Gettysburg was the third bloodiest battle in the history of the American military.
  18. Four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg then President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous speech the Gettysburg Address. In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln proclaimed that all men are created equal.
  19. The Gettysburg National Cemetery, formerly known as Soldiers’ National Cemetery, is the resting place for Union soldiers who died at the Battle of Gettysburg.

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