The Battle of Gettysburg is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War.
After a huge victory over Union forces at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee marched his army into Pennsylvania. The two sides clashed at the town of Gettysburg on July 1, followed by even heavier fighting the next day. On July 3, Lee ordered the famous (and disastrous) attack known as “Pickett’s Charge.” Read about this famous fight that changed the United States forever.
From the bestselling history series, "Great Battles for Boys: Bunker Hill to WWI," taking kids--and adults--to the front lines of the world's most significant fights. History will never look the same again.