A New Birth of Freedom
The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".
Did You Know?
In July 1913, over 50,000 Union and Confederate veterans camped at Gettysburg National Military Park to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the battle.