1863 a series of battles were fought between the Confederate army and the Union Army.Battles such as: Gettysburg, Viscksburg, Battery Wagner, Chickamauga Creek, and Chattanooga.Along with these battles the Gettysburg Address was presented, the role of women was noticed, and riots in New York broke out.Many say that these battles were the turning point of the U.S. Civil War.General Robert E. Lee, from the south and George G. Meade from the north lead their troops.On July 4th Robert E. Lee surrendered to the north, and the south was defeated.
The Battle of Gettysburg is considered to be the turning point of the Civil War.Late in May the Confederate army marched toward Pennsylvania with shoes in mind.Their soar feet were aching and it was understood to be a large supply of shoes in the state of Pennsylvania. General Robert E. Lee's 70,000 men were dived up into three different cores.The leaders of the three cores were James Longstreet, Stonewall Jackson, and A.P. Hill.As the Confederates traveled through Pennsylvania they had no respect for the civilians.The Confederate troops stole livestock, clothing and food from the civilians.They sent African Americans back into the south.The Union army followed the confederates through Maryland to see what they were up to. The commander in charge of the union army was George Mede.
The confederate army marched into Gettysberg, and overwhelmed General John Beufords union army.Eventually all of the soldiers in the area from both north and south were now on the battlefield.Toward the end of thefirst day, the unions were in the lead.The second day, 65,000 confederates were up against 85,000 federal troops.Four hills surrounded the area; Colps Hill, Cemetery Hill, and the Big and little Round top.General Lee wanted all of the hills to be covered, so Longstreet ordered his men to cover the four hills.Sickles