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61.-battle of Gettysburgh.
New-York, March 1, 1864.
The battle of Gettysburgh is the decisive battle of this war. It not only saved the North from invasion, but turned the tide of victory in our favor.
The opinion of Europe on the failure of the rebellion dates from this great conflict.
How essential, then, that its real history should be known!
Up to this moment no clear narrative has appeared.
The sketches of the press, the reports of Generals Halleck and Meade, and the oration of Mr. Everett give only phases of this terrible struggle, and that not very correctly.
To supply this hiatus, I send you a connected and, I hope, lucid review of its main features.
I have not ventured to touch on the thrilling incidents and affecting details of such a strife, but have confined myself to a succinct relation of its principal events and the actors therein.
My only motive is to vindicate history — do honor to tile fallen and justice to the survivors when unfairly impeached.