Relive The Battle of Gettysburg: Bloodiest Conflict of Civil War
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Welcome to the first of many videos to be produced for the Total Gettysburg Video Series. Each will cover a 4-5 hour time-period of the battle until the 3-day Battle of Gettysburg has been covered.
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Annual Gettysburg Visit I just completed my annual visit to Gettysburg and the enormity of the battlefield never ceases to amaze. There are busy sections where the tourists are thick as fleas and quiet areas where one has ample time to reflect - I prefer the latter.
I captured over 500 photos which in and of itself will enhance your experience at Total Gettysburg. I look forward to implementing these images for all to enjoy and please look for my reflections on this years' Gettysburg visit that will adorn many of the pages on this site. Thank you once again for your continued support.
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Battle of Gettysburg at a glance
Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest and most pivotal battle of the American Civil War and it decisively turned the war in the Union favor.
The seemingly invincible Confederate Army of Northern Virginia would never be as strong, nor would they attempt to invade the north again for the remainder of the war.
The Union Army of the Potomac would finally gain respect in the eyes of all and would fight with a renewed passion and vigor.
The little town of Gettysburg and its residents saw 160,000 men from both sides converge and clash over three bloody days from July 1-3, 1863. It still stands today as the single largest engagement ever in the western hemisphere.
casualties were appalling and the ferocity of the battle shook a country to its knees.
Never before had there been such a tremendous loss of life - brothers killing brothers for what both believed were the right reasons. The sacrifices were incomprehensible and repercussions of this battle would change the United States forever.
This video on the Battle of Gettysburg provides a brief look into the fight and sets the tone for your experience at www.totalgettysburg.com
See The History Channel Gettysburg Video
Two grand armies meet in a small farming town in Gettysburg, PA to decide the fate of a young country. This video has had mixed reviews yet serves to provide some value in understanding specific viewpoints on the battle.
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Gettysburg Casino Plans Rejected
Proposed Gettysburg Casino Location Rejected by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Civil War Trust praises board for its enduring commitment to protecting this hallowed ground.
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Civil War Medicine
Civil War medicine played a large part in keeping soldiers on the field and disease at bay, yet 19th century medicine in America left much to be desired.
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Battle of Gettysburg Timeline
The Battle of Gettysburg timeline includes a condensed Gettysburg battle summary. The 3 day fight is but a brief moment in the Civil War timeline, yet this battle more than any other would decide the fate of the country.
Take a quick look into the progression and climax of the battle
Gettysburg PA is best known as the site of the bloodiest conflict of the Civil War. Today, the city of Gettysburg PA is a town of 7,500 residents and tourism is the main industry.
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