The Battle of Gettysburg (30 words)

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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.

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Editors. "The Battle of Gettysburg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10948, accessed 24 May 2017.]


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  1. American Civil War

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