Around 54,000 people died in the battle of Gettysburg, 5,000 horses also died and the townspeople were responsible for cleaning up. It was the largest battle ever waged in the Western Hemisphere. This battle led to the famous Gettysburg Address that took place during the fall of 1863. Lincoln came for the dedication of the military cemetery at Gettysburg.
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The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War, it is often described as the war's turning point.