Draggingtree Posted July 3, 2018 Share Posted July 3, 2018 The Battle of Gettysburg ended 155 years ago today — here's how it was fought The three-day Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and one that tipped the scales in favor of the Union, ended 155 years ago on Tuesday. The Union fielded 90,000 troops in the battle, and the Confederacy 75,000, according to historian James McPherson. Eleven thousand died, 29,000 more were wounded, and 10,000 were missing or captured. The hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, as McPherson described them, witnessed nearly 10 times as many casualties as the D-Day invasion in World War II. There were many engagements over three days of combat — such as Devil's Den, the Slaughter Pen, and the Valley of Death — but some were more consequential to the battle, and therefore the war ... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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