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The Battle of Gettysburg was the most significant battle of the American Civil War. Over three days in early July, the blood of almost 50,000 soldiers spilled on the fields outside the town of Gettysburg. This battle would become a turning point of the Civil War.
Re-enactments take place as close to the original days as possible (1-3 July). They feature thousands of participants to educate and make others aware of the history, violence, and bloodshed. The event is hugely popular and receives visitors from across the country. There are also plenty of food and merchandise stalls.
Date: 5 - 8 July 2018