Modern Photos Of The Deadliest Battlefields In History

Much of human history is written in blood, with people being involved in violent conflicts since before written records began. Throughout history, from ancient wars to more modern ones, some of these conflicts stand out as the deadliest of all time. The years have covered up the violence that took place at many of these sites, so take a look to see what these famous battlefields look like today.

The Battle Of Gettysburg – 1863

Fought between July 1-3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg was one of the major battles of the American Civil War, fought between the Union and Confederate forces in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Picture of Gettysburg
John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images
John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images

Considered to be the war’s turning point, it had the most significant number of casualties in the conflict with the Union Army defeating the Confederates, preventing their invasion of the North. Approximately 7,058 soldiers from both armies lost their lives during the three days of fighting. The battlefield was also the site where President Lincoln would deliver his historic Gettysburg Address.