Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In July of 1863, this most unlikely of locations became the scene of the bloodiest and costliest battle that has ever been fought on the North American continent, resulting in over 50,000 casualties. We will review the causes of the Civil War and the war’s progression up to July, 1863. Also, we’ll discuss each of the three days of the battle focusing on the events, individuals, results, and impacts of every critical part of the battle. Class will consist of a combination of lectures, classroom discussion, visual tools, and demonstrations to help participants fully understand and appreciate an event that has become so deeply burned into the American consciousness.