Gettysburg

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  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 
  • I heard the Confederates are planning on bringing their attack to the North. 
  • Oh man! I hope General Lee and Jackson's soldiers wont arrive soon. 
  • First Day of Battle 
  • Ha, we got to Cemetery Ridge first!
  • Quick, fire at the Union!!
  • Second Day of Battle
  • Let's attack the flanks of the Union! 
  • Meade saw this coming!
  •  The town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is where the bloodiest battle of the Civil War took place. General Joseph Hooker was a general for the Union Army, and General Robert E. Lee  and Stonewall Jackson were generals for the Confederates. 
  • Pickett's Charge
  • The Union arrives to Cemetery Ridge first on July 1st, 1863. Men fought in mobs and raided for supplies. Canons and guns were used. The south was able to push the north through Gettysburg. 
  • Death
  • About 51,000 soldiers were either killed, captured, or wounded in this battle that was the turning point of the Civil War. 
  • General Lee underestimated the ability of the Union. He tried to break their shape by attacking the flanks on July 2nd, 1863. Lee wanted to take control of Little Round Top, but the Union was able to counter attack. 
  • Gettysburg Address
  • I am committed to winning this war! This place shall be dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • On July 3rd, Confederates fire on the Union atop of Cemetery Hill. Pickett's Charge is known as the advance of 12,000 troops, one of which was commanded by Pickett. The Union faked being weak, but came back even stronger and beat the Confederates, who lost around half of their soldiers who fought. 
  •  The end of this battle signified a few major leads in the war: Lee's troops would never again launch an attack in the North, and Great Britain and France won't supply aid to the Confederates. Finally, this turning point, or change in direction, of the war gave the North hope. 
  • Lincoln's speech was short, but at the same time, very moving. Through this he recognizes the courage of the Union soldiers, and also shows his commitment to winning the Civil War. The speech was delivered at the Gettysburg Battle Field Cemetery. 
  • "Our fathers brought forth on this continent in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal" symbolizes the Union's beliefs. 
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