Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg

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  • Confederates: Battle Preparation
  • June 1, 1863
  • We must attack the Confederates today! Reinforcements are coming!
  • Here, Here!
  • Union: Reinforcement Travel
  • Day 1: The Battle Begins
  • June 1, 1863. Nighttime
  • Why are we fighting anyways??
  • General Robert E. Lee is preparing his troops for the Battle of Gettysburg after finding out that the Union Army of the Potomac was on it's way, while the day before...
  • Day Two: The Battle Continues
  • June 1-2, 1863
  • The Union Army received word from President Lincoln that the Union's reinforcements were on the way to help the Army of the Potomac already in Gettysburg. Their orders were to stop all of 75,000 of General Robert E. Lee's troops from coming north.
  • Day Three: It comes to an End
  • June 3, 1836
  • We're winning! The Feds are retreating!
  • June 4, 1863
  • Unfortunately for the Confederates, the Union had already set up a defensive line of troops from Cemetery Ridge to a hill named Little Big Top. Over the duration of the battle, 3 more Union corps arrived to help in the fight.
  • The Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Why!!! How did we lose? Ugh...
  • Throughout the night into the next day, the Federals also established a defensive line alone Cemetery Ridge. Early in the morning, General Lee ordered his troops to attack the Union on its left. Over the next few hours of fighting, The Union lost Little Big Top hill, but gained a few other areas. Through to July 2, Each side had lost up to 9,000 men, along with a total of 35,000 causalities combined.
  • On the early morning of June 3,  Union forces successfully pushed back part of the Confederacy threatening a hill that they owned. In response to this, General Lee sent three groups of troops to intercept them. The attack went at around 3 in the morning. However, after firing shots at the Union, they became trapped at all sides.  Barely half of the Federals survived. Lee scrambled to get to safety.
  • General Lee expected to get attacked once more on June 4, but it never came. The night of the 4th, Lee retracted his  army. Almost a third of Lee's army had been defeated. The battle demoralized the confederates as the North rejoiced. The North had won!
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