Project for school a.k.a. Washington State History
Setting the scene
First Day of Battle
Second Day of Battle
Attack on them boys!!!
Robert E. Lee and Joseph Hooker were the generals of the Battle of Gettysburg most of the time. Gettysburg is in Pennsylvania. By 1858 the town already had railroads and in 1859 two years before the civil war had started the station had opened. Hooker was the commander/general of the Union Army. Mean while Lee was the same thing but only for the confederates. Gettysburg is the National Military Park.
On July 1, 1863 Robert E. Lee told a few of his men to attack on the Union Army. But Ewell declined to order the attack, considering the federal position was too strong. So both armies were hestant.
All the dead bodies smell horrible. How should we get rid of the smell?
We should put lavender on the dead bodies to get rid of the smell for a little while.
"Four sore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to position that all men are created equal.
July 2, 1863 Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank. Union right escalated into a full-scale assault on Culp's Hill and East Cemetery Hill. Although the confederates gained ground, the union defenders still held strong positions by the end of the day. Confederate assault on Little Round Top has been credited with saving major general George Gordon Mede's Army. But at the end the union winning the battle of Gettysburg set the south on a long, irreversible path to defeat.
July 3, 1863 was the final day of battle. Robert E. Lee began the army of Northern Virginia's second invasion of the north. Pickett's Charge was infantry assault of approximate 15,000 confederates against Union major general George Meade's troops which was some 6,500 federals. The assault would take 9 brigades of Confederate soldiers over three quarter mile of open ground susceptible to cannon fire the entire time. There was 23,049 (estimate) union casualties for the whole battle and a 23,000-28,000 (estimate) confederate casualties.
After the three days of battle the reak of the dead bodies started to get out of hand. So what they thought of was to put lavender smell all over the bodies and to put some under their nose to keep the smell good.
On November 19, President Lincoln dedicated a ceremony for the Gettysburg National Cemetery to honor the fallen soldiers. He was thanking the union soldiers for their bravery. He renewed his commitment to winning the Civil War.