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Updated: 5/18/2020
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  • After a win in Chancellorsville, Lee and the Confederate wanted to invade the north. The Union on the other hand, was less confident after their recent loss in battle.
  • As Hill's command reached the town, they found Union brigades. Lee then gave orders for the Confederates to attack at Cemetery Hill, but Ewell refused to give the order.
  • Finally engaging in battle, Lee decided to attack. They attacked around 4 p.m. and fought for several more hours, suffering 35,000 casualties from both sides
  • Known as Pickett's Charge, the Confederates led an infantry assault against Meade's troops. They got held up and lost effectiveness, making the charge a fail.
  • Lee and his men waited for a counter attack, but they never got the chance. The Confederates withdrew their army, and the Union won the battle of Gettysburg
  • After the battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln made his famous Gettysburg Address about the struggle for liberty and equality.
  • "Four score and seven years ago."