To Pennsylvania, where we will surely beat the union.
With General Robert E. Lee winning most of his battles in the south, but losing his trusted general, Stonewall Jackson he was confident enough to start battles in the north. But General Joseph Hooker had other plans as they had already let up camp in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvanian. A town that has many roads leading into it that would later help. At the time Lee didnt know about the camp but would soon find out.
July 1, 1863, Lees troops ran into the union army and began firing shots at each other starting the Gettysburg battle. The Confederate army has been pushing the Union army back into Gettysburg. This forced the Union army to regroup on cemetery ridge getting the high ground. General Lee ordered Ewell to attack immediately, but he hesitated and the Union got what seemed to be a impossible to break defensive position. So the confederate army took a defensive position too parallel to the Union to prepare for the next day
We will never break that defense, now what!
July 2, 1863. General Lee ordered his man to attack on the left side of the unions line and take control of Little Round Top. Lee knew that if they get Little Round Top they could win. The Union army knew what the Confederate army was doing so stated to fire shots viciously till blood puddles were everywhere. Soon the Confederate army was pushed back by the union. At another attempt by the Confederate army they pushed up at cemetery hill and ended day 2.
AT least we have Cemetery hill!
July 3, 1863 General Lee was convinced that the Union armywas ready to break and that they could win. He ordered 5750 men to attack fromthe middle of the Union line. They fired cannon shots thinking that it wasbreaking them. But it turned out to do little to no damage. With the Confederatearmy wanting to win, General Pickett commanded 15,000 of his men to march up tocemetery ridge and attack from the side. How ever the Union army gotreinforcements adding to their defense making the charge a fail, forcing the Confederatearmy to retreat. There was a total of 7,500 casualties.
This is war!
The significance of Gettysburg battle is that it’s a turningpoint for the north. Having losing most of the other battles with having moresoldiers, it gave the north some hope that they would win the war. Also, withthe south losing the battle they los foreign help from Britain and France.
we won the war for the north.
November 19, 1863. Abraham Lincoln gave a speech praising the union army and how well they did. Also, in his speech Abraham renewed his commitment to the war and to the north winning it all. This has overall became one of the most famous speeches in U.S history as the speech told people what the war was being fought for. In addition, at this point the thought of freeingmslaves popped up in Lincolns mind.