General Lee & the Confederate Army would begin their second invasion into the north. Lee sought to relieve pressure on Virginia from the battles, while also hoping to intimidiate the North and get much needed supplies. The battle would kick off because some Confederate Soldiers would steal some shoes, and the Unions attacked.
Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle would last 3 days. This was one of the few battles where the Confederacy was on the offense. As a result of recent victories, Pickett would decide to lead an offence to attack the Union straight on, in an attack known as Pickett's Charge.
Pickett's charge would be disastrous. The South were defeated, and would retreat back to Virginia. This would be their last attempt at trying to invade the North. The battle had ended after 3 days, and would be the most bloody battle of the war, and one of the bloodiest battles of all time.