Oh what a bloody three days they were. The Battle of Gettysburg was the most deadly of the Civil War. Some 46,000-51,000 Americans were casualties of this battle. Meant to be the final ‘hoorah’ of the Conferderate Army’s Gettysburg Campain, General Robert E. Lee led his soldiers north to Gettysburg after hi victory at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Union Major General George G. Meade defeated Lee after three days and the Confederate charge of the Union line led by Major General George Pickett (Pickett’s Charge). Lee retreated what was left of his troops to regroup in Virginia. The turning point for the war between the states, President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address at a dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery.