Gettysburg

By: Zachary Stevens

Facts of Gettysburg

The battle of Gettysburg lasted a total of 3 days it began on July 1st to July 3rd 1863

Gettysburg was the turning point battle during the civil war

Only July 1st 1863 the Confederate army led by General Robert E. Lee clashed at the crossroad of Gettysburg with the Union troops of the Potomac under the command of General George G. Meade

The next day on July 2nd 1863 would see heavier fire than the first

The Confederates would be flanking the Union troops from the left and the right putting to use a strategy of "pinching" the enemy

On July 3rd General Lee would command an attack of less than 15,000 to attack the center of the Union lines at Cemetery Ridge. The assault would later be named Picket's charge. The Confederates managed to inflict heavy casualties be eventually failed to secure the line and after thousands of Rebel casualties Lee was forced to pull out on July 4th 1863.

Overall the calculated amount of men that died at Gettysburg numbers up to 51,000

Who were there leaders

Union General George Meade

CSA/Confederacy General Robert E. Lee

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