From July 1-3, 1863, the battle of Gettysburg waged in southern Pa. The battle was the bloodiest of the Civil War with over 26,000 casualties and many scholars feel that this was the turning point of the entire conflict. A combination of strange events occurred before and after the battle that often don’t make it into your school books. This is the type of history that I find the most interesting. Here are five things you might not have known about the Battle of Gettysburg.
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