Civil War 150th anniversary: Is Gettysburg America's most tragic little town?
The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil, a turning point that transformed General Robert E. Lee's Confederate forces from the chasers to the chased.
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#1 Mar 23, 2011
The largest battle, yes. Most tragic town, no. Only one civilian died as a direct result of the battle and ther was no major damage to infrastructure. There were hundreds of other battles fought around and in small towns where the towns suffered far more damage than Gettysburg. Fredericksburg and its surrounding area had four major battles over the course of only a couple of years. The whole state of Virginia was practiclaly a battlefield over the course of the entire war. The entire Gettysburg campaign, which parts of Virginia, lasted a littel over a month.
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