Presentation on theme: "The Battle of Gettysburg All images in this PowerPoint courtesy of the National Archives – www.archives.gov."— Presentation transcript:
The Battle of Gettysburg All images in this PowerPoint courtesy of the National Archives –
Union: General George C. Mead Confederacy: General Robert E. Lee The Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3, 1863 The Generals:The Battle: Lee invades the North and meets Union troops in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The 3 day battle extends throughout the area, including surrounding hills, wheat fields, and orchards. Union repels Lee’s invasion of the North and the Confederate troops are forced to retreat back to the other side of the Potomac. Both sides sustain heavy losses: 22,807 Union casualties and 28,000 Confederate casualties. Considered the turning point in the war.
What physical features are directly related to this battle site? How might those features have impacted the fighting decisions Civil War leaders had to make? How did this battle impact the fight strategy of both the North and the South?
The Battle of Gettysburg as observed by a 15 year old girl Confederate soldiers taken prisoner after the battle of Gettysburg.