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Gettysburg turns the tide

This week in Civil War history

July 1, 2013
By HARRY SCHOGER - Special to the Tribune Chronicle , Tribune Chronicle |

This week 150 years ago was certainly the turning point in the Civil War. Arguably the two most notable campaigns of the war climaxed in Union victories. The first was the Gettysburg campaign, which culminated in the the largest land battle ever waged on the North American continent. The Battle of Gettysburg, which has been immortalized in the annals of warfare by Gen. George Pickett's ill-fated charge is certainly the most notable Civil War event stamped in the memory of the American public.



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