Gettysburg is the most important battle of the Civil War took place on the hills of Gettysburg. The Union troops and the Confederate troops met for a three-day battle that was one of the bloodiest in America’s history. At the end of the battle, the tide of the war started to turn for the Union. Though the battle took place from July 1-3, 1863, President Lincoln did not give his famous Gettysburg Address until November 19, 1863, during the dedication of Gettysburg National Cemetery for the Union troops killed in the battle. Gettysburg is now located in Adams County, to the west of the English Quakers and Germans. Today, it is a hotspot for tourists who wish to come and visit re-enactments, or just see the humbling ground where over 51,000 Americans died. To get an idea of the magnitude of this, 58,000 U.S. troops died over 21 years in Vietnam. The Battle of Gettysburg took only three days.