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  • General Lee (on the left) and General Hooker (on the right) are fighting because General Lee and the Confederacy want to keep slaves while General Hooker and the Union want abolition (no slavery).
  • We need slaves in order for our economy to stay healthy.
  • All men have equall rights.
  • General Lee cut across northern Maryland into Southern Pennsylvania but, Lee didn't know that there were union soldiers gathered nearby as well. While Lee was stocking up on supplies he ran into general George G. Meade's. This ended up triggering the war of Gettysburg.  
  • The hill is an advantage, we have to take over the high ground!!
  • GIVE UP!! We have taken over the hill!
  • July second. General lee ordered an attack on the left side of the union line. He did this because he knew that if he had the height advantage it would be a lot easier to win. This battle lasted for a long time, and this eventually made the confederates fall back from the little round top. At this point the south was having trouble.
  • FALL BACK!!! They are too strong defensively! 
  • Head to Cemetery Ridge.
  • Maintain control of the top.
  • On July 3rd, 1863, 15,000 Confederate soldiers marched one mile toward Cemetery Ridge. Pickett’s 6,000-man division left more than half of its men dead, bleeding or captured on the field at Gettysburg, including all 15 regimental commanders.  
  • General Lee surrender now!
  • Head back to homeland!
  • We have to get out of here!
  • The Battle of Gettysburg resulted in 51,000 men dead with 5,000 horses and mules. Although there were many deaths the battle was a turning point in the Civil war. Before the south thought they were going to win but the battle crushed their hopes of winning the war
  • On November 19th, 1863, president Abraham Lincon gave his Gettysburg Address speech at the Gettysburg National Cemetery. In his speech he complemented the bravery of the Union soldiers and renewed his commitment to the war.
  • The Declarationand its ideas of equality and freedom is what we are fighting for!
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