GETTYSBURG SCENES

GETTYSBURG SCENES
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  • Setting the Scene
  • It's me! Union General Joseph Hooker.
  • I'm General "Stonewall" Jackson. I'm also on the Confederate side!
  • I'm General Robert E. Lee. Lincoln even asked me to be a Union General but I declined to be a confederate one.
  • First Day
  • Unite back at Cemetery Ridge soldiers!
  • Push the Union towards Gettysburg!
  • Second Day
  • Fight hard to get them off Little Round Top!
  • Come get us if you can Confederates!
  • In the small town of Gettysburg that only had a population of about 2,400 a nefarious battle was brewing, Gettysburg 's property had been bought in 1336 by the William Penn family. General E. Lee was part of the Confederates strongest strengths since he was such a brilliant general, so much so that Lincoln even asked him to be a general for the Union side. They also have 'Stonewall' Jackson. The Union has an amazing leader Lincoln however, and Joseph Hooker as their general.
  • Pickett's Charge
  • On July 1st of 1863, it was the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. At the time, Confederates had more people so they pushed Union troops towards Gettysburg. The Union troops ended up going to high grounds (Cemetery Ridge ). General Ewell hesitated after Lee ordered them to attack. There defensive positioning was too strong. So General James brought the idea to go East and  make up a strong, defensive position parallel Union troops. They camped for the night at Seminary Ridge to prepare for blood spill the next day.
  • Death
  • There was 360,222 casualties for the Union and 258,000 for the Confederate. 
  • The next day (July 2nd, 1863). General Lee had ordered Confederate troops to attack the Union line. The troops knew that if they could win Little Round Top, they could completely win the battle. Little Round Top would offer the advantage of being able to shoot down on the enemy troops. Finally, the Confederates pulled back from it. However, they did try to capture Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill; but, they only managed Cemetery Hill.
  • Gettysburg Address
  • "All men are created equal....Government of the people, for the people."
  • On July 3rd, the Confederate troops tried to charge the Union. Longstreet was trying to change Lee's mind about attacking but this didn't work at all. Tried to go for the middle of the Union line that had only about 5,750 troops defending it. The Confederates has to retreat. This left about 7,500 casualties.
  • Charge them!
  • Keep up with the defense boys!
  • The war caused more American casualties than any other war. This battle was also a turning point for the Civil War. After Gettysburg, Great Britain and France declined helping the Confederate Army. There is an estimation that 618,000-700,000 people's lives were lost.
  •         On November 19th, Lincoln gave a two-minute speech known as the Gettysburg Address. This speech was to respect the Union soldiers who lost their lives and to remind everyone why they're fighting. In the Gettysburg battlefield cemetery they buried dead Union soldiers. To be exact, there was more than 3,500 buried. 
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