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Battle of Gettysburg

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  • 1. BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG July 1-3, 1863
  • 2. GETTYSBURG I. Prelude II. July 1 - The Armies Clash III. July 2 - Confederates Attack IV. July 3 - Pickett’s Charge V. Retreat & Aftermath
  • 3. WHY ATTACK THE NORTH? • Defeat the Federal army • Bring relief to Southern farmers • Stimulate the Northern peace movement Robert E. Lee
  • 4. CAVALRY OPERATIONS • Screening the army’s movements • Aldie, Middleburg & Upperville • Brandy Station
  • 5. WHY GETTYSBURG? USA
  • 6. July 1st THE ARMIES COLLIDE • Action on the Federal right . . . • Arrival of Federal cavalry • Fighting on McPherson’s Ridge • Death of Gen. Reynolds • Federals occupy the high ground John Reynolds
  • 7. July 2nd THE CONFEDERATES ATTACK • Fighting moves to the Federal left . . . • Devil’s Den • The Wheatfield • The Peach Orchard • Little Round Top
  • 8. UNION PERSPECTIVE CSA CSA Looking towards Devil’s Den from Little Round Top
  • 9. CONFEDERATE PERSPECTIVE USA Looking up towards Little Round Top from Devil’s Den
  • 10. July 3rd PICKETT’S CHARGE • Attack on the Federal center . . . • Opening cannonade • Pickett’s Charge • High Water Mark • Confederates repulsed • Fighting suspended • Confederate retreat
  • 11. AFTERMATH • Federals kept away from Virginia farms for summer • CSA lost men & equipment it couldn’t afford to lose • One-Two punch – Gettysburg & Vicksburg • Birth of the Lost Cause • Casualties Confederate prisoners
  • 12. November 19, 1863 GETTYSBURG ADDRESS • Dedication of Soldiers’ National Cemetery • Redefined the purpose of the war • Invoked the principles of human equality • Gettysburg Address
  • 13. July 1st
  • 14. July 2nd
  • 15. July 3rd
  • 16. Confederate view of the Copse of Trees