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Fredericksburg and Chanellcorsville were the first two battles that took place before the civil war. The union, first led by Burnside, then replaced by General Hooker, suffered may casualties (about 12,600), and General Robert E.Lee and it's general, Stonewall Jackson (confederate general) won this battle.
First Day of Battle of Gettysburg 7-1-1863
General Reynolds is killed, and we are outnumbered. We shall meet and form a defense position at the cemetery Ridge which is 40ft about terrain, and form a fishhook line!
Little Round Top was the perfect place to fire down at the Union, so General Lee and his troops tried to go there for their victory. Unfortunantly, the union defended well, so the confederates had to retreat back.
Second Day of Battle of Gettysburg 7-2-1863
Final day of the Battle
Confederate General, George Pickett led the largest unit, which had 15,000 men to charge the center line of the Union. This assault was later known as "Pickett's Charge". But this assault did not go well, and there were over 6000 confederate casualties. General Meade, who replaced Hooker managed to defeat the South.The union won this war, which was a major victory for them.
Gettysburg was the turning point of this war. It showed the bravery of the union soldiers, and their commitment for victory, and this made North believe in victory for this civil war. There were about 23,049 casualties in the union, and 28,063 casualties in the confederates. There were over 23,000 casualties in just one day! The Confederate's losses were irreplaceable, and after they lost this war, Britain and France refused to help them and aid them during the civil war.
Four score and Seven Years ago...
Lincoln, the president who led the nation through the civil war, gave a speech on Nov 19, 1863, to honor and praise the bravery and victory of the union. This two minute speech was called the "Gettysburg Address". He gave his speech where 3500 rested, the Gettysburg battlefield cemetery.
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