Gettysburg Victory Essay

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The battle of Gettysburg played a large part in history, including the Union’s victory. The Civil War was between the slave holding south, or Confederates, and equality fighters of the north, or The Union, in the United States. When the Civil War began, the Confederate troops, though smaller, began to defeat the Union. The Confederate side began to see themselves invincible, which lead to their demise later in the war. After the loss at Gettysburg, Confederate soldiers began to lose hope. Although spoken to by their commanding officer, the confederate side never regained their once great victories. Later on President Abraham Lincoln gave a rousing speech to the people at a cemetery commemorating the lost lives at Gettysburg. The pen may be …show more content…
There was a shoe factory in Gettysburg, where a small group received permission to stock up on supplies. What the Confederate army did not know what that there was a Union troop waiting. Meade, General for the Union, had been informed Lee’s men had been seen around Gettysburg and prepared the Union army for battle. Once Lee realized what had happened he called for his troops in New York. On July 1, 1863, the battle of Gettysburg began. Still outnumbered, Lee led a charge against the Union believing if he did it before he could do it again. This was a terrible mistake, which cost more than 20 thousand casualties in less than an hour.[1][2] Bruce Catton wrote, "The town of Gettysburg looked as if some universal moving day had been interrupted by catastrophe." “Victory! Waterloo Eclipsed!” Read a headline in The Philadelphia Inquirer paper.
The results of this victory are priceless. ... The charm of Robert E. Lee's invincibility is broken. The Army of the Potomac has at last found a general that can handle it, and has stood nobly up to its terrible work in spite of its long disheartening list of hard-fought failures. ... Copperheads are palsied and dumb for the moment at least. ... Government is strengthened four-fold at home and abroad. — George Templeton Strong, Diary, p. 330. [3]
Although the Union was victorious at Gettysburg, excitement turned to disappointment when news that Lee’s army had

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