Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the most important battles of the Civil War. It took place in July 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Over 900 soldiers from New Hampshire fought with the Union army in this battle. The Union won the battle. Their victory prevented the Confederate army from marching further north, and made it more likely that the Union would win the war. The battle lasted for three days, and more than 50,000 soldiers from both armies were killed, wounded, captured, or went missing.
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In the 1860s, Americans in one part of the country went to war against Americans in another part of the country. This type of war is called a civil war
. The Civil War between the northern states and the southern states lasted four years, from 1861 to 1865. The war happened after decades of arguments between the North and the South. When the fighting started, it caused terrible destruction to the country, and over 800,000 people died. After the war was over, there were more arguments about how the war should be remembered. New Hampshire played a role in all of these events, and the Civil War had a big impact on people’s lives in the Granite State.