[Surfnetkids: 30 Jun 2010] Battle of Gettysburg

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#1. June 30, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Battle of Gettysburg

by Barbara J. Feldman
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Battle of Gettysburg Printable (** for premium members only)
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Often described as the Civil War’s turning point, the Battle of Gettysburg took place on July 1-3, 1863, in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was an extremely bloody battle, in the midst of an extremely bloody war. But in the end, the Union troops led by George G. Meade were victorious over the Confederate army led by Robert E. Lee.

Library of Congress: Gettysburg Address
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In 1863, David Wills, a Pennsylvania judge, was given the task of “cleaning up the horrible aftermath of the [Civil War] battle” at Gettysburg. Wills acquired seventeen acres for a national cemetery and three weeks before its dedication, invited President Lincoln to “formally set apart these grounds to their sacred use by a few appropriate remarks.” Lincoln’s brief remarks at the cemetery on November 19, 1863 became one of the most memorable presidential speeches ever given. Can you recite it? “Four score and seven years ago . . .”

Gettysburg Foundation: The Battle of Gettysburg
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The Gettysburg Foundation is a private, non-profit educational organization that works with the National Park Service. Much of their site pertains to visiting the Battlefield, but under the Learn menu tab, we’ll find some educational goodies for students. “Gettysburg. This place was a small town in July 1863, situated at the crossroads of a network of byways. But that summer, that advantageous location became Gettysburg’s curse, as all roads led to the largest battle ever fought on American soil.”

National Park Service: Gettysburg
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This kids section from the Gettysburg National Military Park answers lots of questions about the Battle and the War, in a kid-friendly voice. “Whew! You need a scorecard to keep track of everyone who was important at the Battle of Gettysburg! Check out who some of the big (and little) shots were.” Be sure to click on the underlined section titles, as they lead to more content. And don’t miss the printable twenty-question quiz The Gettysburg History Challenge.

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