Walk through the battle of gettysberg
On July 1st, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began in the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. General Lee wants to win in the North to break the Union's will to fight.
We don't need Stonewall Jackson, we have our great general is Robert Lee!
When a confederate raid party ran into Union soldiers, fighting broke out and both sides fled to the hills. Large groups of Union soldiers took over Cemetery Ridge, where the Union end up camping. Both sides call for help.
On the second day, confederates made several attempts to take over the high ground. General Lee kept his soldiers and forces fighting even though they were unsuccessful.
We need to take the high ground in order to win! It is our only chance!
On day three, General Pickett organized a force to take over the hills. His force, called "Pickett's Charge" was very unsuccessful and resulted in heavy confederate casualties. This ultimately ended the battle.
We need to take over the hill otherwise we will lose the battle.
Although the Union won the war, both sides took heavy casualties. The Union lost 23,049 soldiers while the Confederates lost 28,063 soldiers. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point in the Civil War and gave the north hope.
After the war, Abraham Lincoln made a speech called the Gettysburg Address. The speech gave tribute to all of the soldiers lost in the war. It also refocused the north and brought the Union together to continue fighting.
“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”
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