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The First Day
The Second Day
"Many have fallen but we still must fight! CHARGE!"
Dating his name back to a July morning in 1861, General Jackson received his nickname, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from holding a confederate line firmly in place. He is the 2nd best known confederate commander, just behind Robert E lee. Jackson was shot and killed in Chancellorsville.
Taking place on July 1, 1863, the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg begins. The National Gettysburg Cemetery was located just south of the battlefield. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought in the north, so they had homefeild advantage
"Where's my son, Henry?!"
Extending to July 2, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg continues. This battle was fought in the north, so the the union had homeland advantage. This battle was the bloodiest in history. Cemetery Ridge is located just south of the battlefield.
"Many gave their lives so the nation may continue to thrive."
The third day of Battle, General Pickett commanded and led the largest unit to march up towards Cemetery Ridge, almost 15,000 men participated in the slow 1 mile march. The advancement towards the ridge was then know as Pickett's Charge.
"General Pickett commanded that we march towards the ridge."
Throughout the Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania , the Union faced more than 23,000 causalities and the confederates had more than 28,000 causalities. In total the Gettysburg Battle had more than 50,000 wounded, dead or reported missing.
The Gettysburg Address was given by Abraham Lincoln a while after the war was over. It was the dedication of the National Gettysburg Cemetery.