Team Martinez visits Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (June 30, 2011) U.S Civil War Site.

The Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) is considered the turning point in the U.S. Civil War in favor of the Union forces. This battle would be considered the bloodiest engagement of the U.S. Civil War (approximately 60,000 dead and wounded), and also Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s last invasion of the northern states.

Gettysburg is also the site of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, considered by many historians as the greatest speech in American history. President Lincoln delivered this short speech on November 19, 1863 for the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetary.

                              

Coach Martinez sitting at the top of Little Round Top battle site.

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