Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation

Mario Partida-Orozco

The Battle of Gettysburg Throughout the course of history, man has fought endless battles and as a result one thing has stayed certain but true; in war, nobody truly wins. The Civil war was fought by brave men, fathers, brothers, uncles and grandfathers from either side, north and south, both fighting for what they believed to be a great necessity for the well being of a young country, but both suffered many casualties. Led by the great General Robert E Lee the confederates were optimistic about winning the war which in turn would have greatly changed how we presently live today. As a result of the blockades from the Union, The confederates were forced to travel north to find supplies and equipment to continue to fight in this seemingly endless war. During this migration both north and south crossed paths. On July 1, 1863 in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania the great battle was fought, the south was assembling troops in massive quantities and the north was quickly eager to follow. On the second day of the battle both side were already in a continuous fire fight which would last another day. At the end of the third day, the union was able to overpower the south and forced the south to take a defensive strategy for the rest of the war, due to minimum amount supplies and troops as a result of this battle. All together both side suffered a total of around 46,000 and 51,000 casualties. The Battle of Gettysburg was said to be the turning point of the war and one of the bloodiest battle of the entire war. Mario Partida-Orozco Fisher High school Fisher IL.