Gettysburg National Military Park marks the site of two pivotal moments in our nation's history.
A True Book: National Parks series allows readers to experience spectacular vistas and natural landscapes, as well as interact with the rich tapestry of American History. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.
In July 1863, a massive three-day battle near the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, changed the course of the Civil War. To honor the soldiers who perished, President Abraham Lincoln visited the site to deliver his unforgettable Gettysburg Address in November of that year. Readers will learn why these events were so important to U.S. history, explore the landscape that shaped these key events, and discover the origins of the park.
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Table of Contents
1 Where History Happened: What historical events happened at Gettysburg? 7
2 A Civil War: Why were Americans fighting one another? 13
3 Three Days of Battle: What where the key locations in the fighting? 19
The Big Truth!
Fatal Mistakes?: How did some of the decisions on both sides of the battle affect its outcome? 26
4 The Gettysburg Address: What did President Lincoln say? 29
5 Gettysburg Today: What can we learn from Gettysburg? 35
Be a Monument Tracker! 40
Map Mystery 42
True Statistics 44
Important Words 46
About the Author 48