The Battle of Gettysburg

Madison Cranford

What was the Battle of Gettysburg?

The Battle of Gettysburg was considered the most important engagement of the Civil War. After a great victory against the Union at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee marched his army of Virginia into Pennsylvania on June, 1863. The Confederates clashed with the Union's army, commanded by General George G. Meade at the town of Gettysburg. The next day followed by heavier fighting and the Confederates attacked Federals both left and right. On July 3, Lee ordered an attack by fewer than 15,000 troops at Cemetery Ridge. The assault was known as "Pickett's Charge", managed to defeat the Union but failed and Lee was forced to withdraw his army toward Virginia on July 4th.
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Confederates Charge

This picture shows the Confederate army charging the union, planning to defeat them but fails
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The 1st Day

The picture above shows day 1 of the Battle of Gettysburg. This shows how many soldiers were killed just in the first day of battle. The battle was very violent.