The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle with the largest number of casualties in the
American Civil War, with the two armies suffering between 46,000 and 51,000
casualties.It is often described as the war’s turning point. Union Maj. Gen.George
Gordon Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen.
Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, endings Lee’s invasion of the North.