The Largest Battle of the Western Hemisphere
Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
I've been told the largest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere was fought early in the month of July. What was that battle?
It was the battle of Gettysburg, which was fought from July 1-3, 1863, during the American Civil War.
Estimates put the total number of troops engaged at around 160,000 (85,000 Federal and 75,000 Confederate).
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