Battle of Gettysburg

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A storyboard in detail of the battle and aftermath of a huge turning point in the war.

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  • Setting the Scene
  •  The First Day 
  • We have to attack Cemetery Hill, that's where all they're forces have gathered. We have enough ammunition and manpower to take over the hill. Attack!
  • Defend our territory!
  •                    The Second Day
  • Without control of this hill, there's no way we'll win the battle. Defend it or die trying, because this place is key to our success. Fight!
  • As long as Union soldiers have control over that hill, we will lose more and more soldiers until we are defeated once and for all. Take it back!
  • During the end of April, 1863, General Joseph Hooker led an attack against the small town of Fredericksburg. General Robert E. Lee was his opponent, fighting for the Confederate army. Hooker split his troops up and ordered them to move off the Confederate’s flank, but he hesitated and moved to a nearby town named Chancellorsville. Lee and a man, named Stonewall Jackson led two troops against Hooker’s army. They forced Hooker’s army to retreat, ending in a win for the Confederates.
  • Pickett's Charge
  • Pickett's Group, Head them on from the front! We'll take the left side and you go to the right! Attack them head on and don't stop, they will be defeated!
  •  In June 1863, General Lee entered Northern Pennsylvania in hopes of locating knowledge of the whereabouts of Joseph Hooker and his Union army. An idea sparked upon him,a victory on Northern Soil would cause president Lincoln, leader of the North,to have to make a peace treaty with the South. By June 29th, Lee had reached the Susquehanna River. The Union army met him near a small town called Gettysburg. On July 1, the official battling began.
  • Death
  • We, as a nation, are horrified by the loss of our many people. Friends and family have died...
  • By July 2, 1863, the second day of battle, any kind of building from churches to personal dwellings had become unofficial hospitals. Every field, farm, and garden had become a cemetery for the fallen warriors. A small hill, Little Round Top had become an entire war zone for control, the hill would give access to height, and they would be able to fire down upon opposing soldiers. The Union successfully won control of Little Round Top, Cemetery Hill, and Culp’s hill. The Union had an advantage.
  • Gettysburg Address
  • Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal . . .
  • On July 3, the war came to a close. General Lee thought that with one last blow, they might be able to break the Union’s army. General George Pickett led the largest of three groups, who had recently arrived on the night before. The men marched up Cemetery Ridge, for three quarters of the Confederate march, soldiers fired. Lee wanted to destroy the minimal army by moving closer. When the Confederates arrived, they attacked and killed over 7,500 Confederates. It was a huge Union win.
  • THEY'RE COMING! Fire!
  • During the Battle of Gettysburg, over 51,000 people died. This was the largest battle during the Civil War and the victory for the Union did many things that would lead them to win the war. The Confederates would never again battle in the North. The battle showed other countries that the Confederation couldn't handle itself. France and Great Britain’s interest in Confederates disappeared. The battle was a turning point for the North but is often remembered for it's casualties.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg led The Union to win the war against the Confederates. Abraham Lincoln's speech, The Gettysburg Address was spoken months after the ending of the war atop Cemetery Hill, where the cemetery for fallen warriors lies. This is a quote from the speech itself, "our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." It is a piece that truly shares his thoughts. 
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