Pickett's Charge was the culmination of the Battle of Gettysburg. Taking place on July 3, 1863, the third and final day of battle, it involved an infantry assault of approximately 15,000 Confederate soldiers against Union Major General George Meade's troops' position along Cemetery Ridge, manned by some 6,500 Federals.
In this period of time Lincoln was being reelected as president.
The Gettysburg Address is a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln at the November 19, 1863, dedication of Soldier's National Cemetery, a cemetery for Union soldiers killed at the Battle Of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.
Appomattox Campaign. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, opposing commanders in the Appomattox Campaign. Entire Confederate Army of Northern Virginia disbanded: Gen. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House (April 9)