By Pam Hobbs
February 12, 2013
Alexandra Hobbs, 13, shows her appreciation for President Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg NMP
The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, providing a Union victory in the summer of 1863 that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Confederacy", it was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It also provided President Abraham Lincoln with the setting for his most famous address.