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Statue Overlooking Gettysburg National Military Park

Civil War: Gettysburg

Statue Overlooking Gettysburg National Military Park

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This statue of Union General G.K. Warren overlooks the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1-3, 1863, ending in triumph for the Union and signaling a turning point in the Civil War.

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