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A Virtual Visit to Gettysburg

Gettysburg National Military Park

The Battle of Gettysburg began on July 1, 1863; it ended three days later, with the retreat of the battered Confederate Army.  General Robert E. Lee’s plan to invade and crush the North had failed, marking a major turning point in the Civil war.  For this reason, many historians consider Gettysburg to be the war’s pivotal battle.    If history is… read more >>