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Gettysburg is located in center of Pennsylvania, among hills overgrown with greenery. Known for the most devastating battle in the US Civil War between the North and the South. The dead here are about 50,000 people in common from the Allied and Confederate Army.

After his unsuccessful attempt to invade the north of the Antietam River, General Lee took a march to this end in May 1863. He was sure of his success with an army of 72,000, and the South Government was ready with a letter of peace , to be handed over after the victory.

The Allied army, headed by Major-General Joseph Cooper, is 94,000. Several days before the start of the battle, Joseph Cooper resigned, and Major General George Mead was at the head of the Allied Army.

The collision between the two armies took place between 1 and 3 July 1863. After Ley attempted to cross the Union's flanking army on July 2, a headquarters attack on the Cemetery Hill was ordered on July 3rd. The attack is led by General George Pickett, with about 15,000 people being detained. Although the North won the battle, this attack remains in history as a symbol of courage.

After the battle, Cemetery Hill was turned into a soldier's cemetery and was illuminated by President Abraham Lincoln. Local Prosecutor David McConaughy buys 243 hectares of this land to preserve this memorable place for generations. Because this is a battle whose leaders are not only great strategists and warlords, but also people with great hearts who are sympathetic to the loss of so many compatriots.

For the importance of the Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln's words also say: "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. "

Today, the National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park are among the most revered historical monuments in the United States. The park is home to the Monument of the Pennsylvania Regiments at Gettysburg, the largest monument on the battlefield.

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