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Choices and Commitments: The Soldiers at Gettysburg

aims to help students understand the Gettysburg Campaign and the major actions of the armies during each day of the battle, as well as the motives and experiences of several participants in the battle. It offers readings, maps, photos, and activities for students. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Interesting Fact:

Gettysburg was a pivotal battle of the Civil War, involving more than 160,000 combatants from both sides. The three days of fighting, July 1-3, 1863, resulted in 51,000 casualties, the greatest number of any Civil War battle. Militarily, it was the South's last attempt at a full-scale invasion of the North.
Photo of Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, Trostle House

Trostle house

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