The Battle of Gettysburg Storyboard

The Battle of Gettysburg Storyboard

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  • Hi, I'm Joseph Hooker. I am fighting for the Union, and am General of the Army of the Potomac.
  • Hi, I'm Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. I am General Lee's trusted General.
  • Hi! I'm Robert E. Lee. I am a Confederate War General and I'm determined to win the Civil War. 
  • This is the town of Gettysburg, created by Samuel Gettys in 1761. It is located at the edge of Pennsylvania.
  • June 1st, 1863 Cemetery Ridge and Culp's Hill
  • The Confederates applied pressure along the Unions front, which pushed them into town. Later that evening,the Union had made a fish-hook shaped line on the right flank and the Confederates stretched an arc around the Union army.
  • 1st Day
  • July 2nd, 1863
  • Both sides fought viciously for control over Little Round Top. This hill was a very big power advance and whoever had control over it was guaranteed more power than the opposing side. 
  • General Lee ordered an attack on the left side of the Union line, knowing he could win the battle if his troops captured Little Round Top from Union forces. 
  • 2nd Day
  • On July 3rd, 1863, General George Pickett led his troops across Emmitsburg Road to attack the Union position. He lost more than half of his men in the 50 minute battle.
  • We, the Confederates, lost about 7,500 men!
  • General George Pickett commanded the largest unit of the Confederate Army.
  • This battle was now a turning point because the Confederates had lost a third of their army and General Lee was now feeling defeated.
  • Battle of Gettysburg: 51,000 casualties. 
  • The last day was on June 3rd, 1863 and was a victory for the Union.
  • General Lee will no longer attack North! We can win this war!
  • This is now a turning point for the Union Army! The momentum is now in our favor!
  • We now will have no chance of foreign aide or Cotton Diplomacy.
  • November 19th, 1863 Gettysburg Battlefield Cemetery
  • The Gettysburg Address was important because Lincoln expressed his gratitude for the Union Armys bravery and he also renewed his commitment to winning the Civil War.
  • "And dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
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