Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg

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  • On the first, the Confederates drove the Union forces out of Gettysburg. The Yankees, however, took up strong positions on Cemetery Ridge, looking down the town below. Union troops strengthened these positions throughout that night by scouting out the areas and adding additional troops.
  • Day 1
  • HAHAHA!!!
  • AHHH!!! WE NEED TO ADD MORE TROOPS!!!
  • THE CONFEDERATE WON
  • The Confederates
  • The Union
  • Day 2
  • Day 2 Day 2
  • The Second Day, Lee ordered an attack on both ends of the line the Union army had formed, which was uphill. This made the attacks difficult because they were running uphill. Southern troops fought hard, but the Union army was well prepared for Lee’s attack. At the end of a day of savage fighting, Lee’s forces had lost a lot of soldiers but failed to remove the Union army from its strong position. 
  • THE UNION WON
  • Lee, why did you ordered an attack on both ends of the line the Union army had formed, which was uphill. This made our attacks difficult because they were running uphill! AHHH!!!
  • On day 3, he ordered General George Pickett to lead 15,000 men in a charge against the middle of the Union line. To reach their target, Pickett’s men would have to march about 1,000 yards across uphill, open ground—all within clear view of the enemy. This last attack led by Pickett is known as Pickett’s Charge. Pickett then gave the order to charge. As the Confederates marched forward, Union guns began to fire. Row after row of soldiers fell to the ground, dead or wounded. Pickett’s Charge failed. The bullets and shells fired by the Union Army kept all but a small amount of Confederate soldiers from reaching the Union army. The next day, a Union officer trying to ride over the battlefield could not because “the dead and wounded lay too thick to guide a horse through them.”
  • Day 3
  • AHHHH!!! PICKETS' ARMY IS TOO STRONG! AHHHH!!! Lee, why did you send 15,000 troops to charge uphill! AHHH!!!
  • In conclusion, the Confederates were weakened and retreated. This meant that the Union won the battle. The Battle of Gettysburg marked the turning point of the Civil War because it was both a great win for Northern war strategy and it was a blow to the South’s spirit. Before this battle, the South had been winning.
  • THE END
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