1863 – (Civil War) Confederates Withdraw from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

After three days of fighting at Gettsyburg, Confederate leaders gave up their attempt to invade the North and retreated toward Virginia. Union troops spend the day burying the dead from both sides. "The magnitude of the armies engaged," reflected Lieutenant Frank Haskell immediately afterwards, "the number of the casualties, the object sought by the Rebel, the result, will all contribute to give Gettysburg a place among the great historic battles of the world."