One hundred fifty years ago the battle of Gettysburg was being fought. General Meade of the Union helped to turn the tide of the American Civil War against the South and General Lee. This battle last three days and has one of the highest casualties numbers for Americans. For those three days brothers fought brothers; sons fought fathers. This battle was gruesome, but should never be forgotten. For the United States of America is one country and cannot be divided. The people may not always agree on everything, but we are a nation. A nation that was built by freedom and we can never forget what our forefathers did to make this nation free.