Gettysburg

Gettysburg
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  • No, I will win 
  • After many wins, I will sure win this
  • Ready for this short battle held upon us?
  • Oh this wont be short, you watch! 
  • This is by far the bloodiest battle yet!
  • I may be against you, but I agree
  • After a series of wins in the South, we decide to make an attack in the North. Both sides hoped this would be the final battle.
  • I thought this battle was going to be short?
  •  Me too, this is so deadly
  •  On July 1, 1863 the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania became an important battle site between the Union and Confederacy. The battle lasted 3 days in total. General Lee commanded the Confederates while, General George Meade commanded the Union.
  • Oh man! I can barely walk, there are so many dead bodies 
  • At least we prove are selfs
  • The battle of the little Round top was on July 2, 1863. The fighting started early morning and lasted until late night. As the day was coming to an end the Confederates were fighting the Union. They lost some land through out this day but kept a strong defense.
  • General Lee ordered George Pickett to attack the center of the union forces. This failed attempt of the Confederate attack up Cemetery ridge against the Union was known as Pickett's charge. Here fewer than half the fighters survived.
  • The battle of Gettysburg was bloody. 165,000 solders fought and 51.000 people died. From those 28,000 were Confederates and 23,000 were Union solders. After the battle of Gettysburg there was only 2/3 of Lees men left. The town of Gettysburg was filled with bodies. There was makeshift hospitals everywhere too. Lee's troops would never again fight in the North.
  • The battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. Many soldiers lost their lives. On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln presented the Gettysburg Address. This speech was short but moving. Lincoln addressed the bravery of the Union soldiers and their dedication to win the war.
  • This may have been long, but at least the war is over now and we roved ourselves .
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