From July 1 through July 3, 1863, Union and Confederate soldiers fought a fierce battle in the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, near the Maryland state line.
When the battle ended, 8,900 soldiers lay dead on the field. 22,000 wounded soldiers were treated in homes, schools, and a hospital nearby. Today the area memorializes this sad time in American history.
Questions and Answers
Question: Were the Confederate soldiers buried in the National Cemetery?
Answer: They were originally buried on the battlefield, but their bodies were later sent to cemeteries in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Watch a video about Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
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