Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg
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  • Yes, President!
  • General, prepare your men; We are going to war.
  • Be prepared, men. Those confederates could be anywhere!!!
  • Flee, you blasted confederates!
  • It is May, 1863, in Pennsylvania. Union General George Gordon Meade had just crossed the Potomac River into Maryland, to prepare for the battle of Gettysburg. The Confederate Arm General Robert E. Lee is hoping to gain recognition of he Confederacy through Great Britain and France. The battle of Gettysburg is to begin July 1st.  
  • The Battle of Gettysburg started on July 1st, 1863. It has been the largest, and bloodiest battle ever recorded in the Civil War. More than 17,000 people were killed or missing. Artillery played an important role on the first day of battle. At Cemetery Ridge, the Union Army took a primary defensive position. the Confederates tried to gain the land, but the Union came back and defeated them. 
  • On July 2nd, Lee ordered an attack on the left side of the Union line. He knew the South could win, if they could take Little Round Top from Union forces. After a vicious fight lasting until after nightfall, the Confederates were pushed out by the Union. The Confederacy tried to gain battleground from the north, but they eventually had to retreat back to their camps.
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