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Driving through Gettysburg people see statues and marking at different sites if youre do not know much history you would still know that these markings are a symbols of fallen soldiers These soldiers never really needed to die but the North and South could not work out their differences peacefully which caused a great war in US history The Civil War One of the biggest battles fought during the Civil war took place in the small city of Gettysburg The battle of Gettysburg was the biggest and bloodiest battles of the Civil War Gettysburg is also known as the turning point in the war Taking away the statues and most of the new development in the city we can see what Gettysburg looked liked to the soldiers that fought there Stepping back through time Gettysburg was a calm city never expecting a great battle to be fought thereGettysburg was not even supposed to happen it happened by mistake An infantry of officer under General Richard Ewells command led a few soldiers into Gettysburg to retrieve shoes for the war beaten Confederate soldiers The Confederate advance guard ran headlong into General John Bulfords Union Cavalry While both sides sent couriers pounding off for reinforcements Bulford tried desperately to hold his ground Ward 216By now both sides were converging in Gettysburg The Confederates were coming from the north and the Union was coming from the south The Confederates were the closet and assemble faster Union forces were slowly in gathering The rebels pushed them back through the town until General Winfield Scott Hancock rallied the retreating troops into defensives positions on Culps Hill and Cemetery Hill Ward 216General Robert E Lee head of the Conferdate army was unsure of where excatly the Union was He had heard through the grape vine that there was some Union cavalry heading into Gettysburg but he was not sure Shaara 74 He had not yet heard anything from General Stuart Lee
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