The Battle of Gettysburg (30 words)
Historical Context Note
The largest battle in the western hemisphere. Confederate forces suffered 30,000 casualties; Union troops, 25,000. On July 5, Lee's army retreated across the Potomac River, and was unable to take the offensive again.10948 The Battle of Gettysburg 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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Editors. "The Battle of Gettysburg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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