The Battle of Gettysburg is considered a turning point in the Civil War. We learn first hand accounts, experienced by Robert E Lee, James Longstreet, and numerous other important historical figures. During these three days, men of history show us much bravery and how they rose beyond the call of duty. The physical hardships for all in battle, such as day long marches, lack of food and sleep, and sickness, took its toll. But the emotional aspects proved to be the most difficult. The reader is able to have an intense personal experience and truly imagine what it must have been like for both the North and the South in June of 1863.
This report prepared by Michael Ray