Battle Of Gettysburg Essay

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The war of Gettysburg started on July 1, 1863 and ended on July 3, 1863. The battle of Gettysburg lasted a small three days, but the war was perhaps one of the most deadliest wars ever fought out on American soil. Before the war of Gettysburg started, Robert E. Lee had won a tremendous battle at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, in May 1863. After the battle Robert Lee had already came up with a plan to strike the North again. This time he would strike Virginia again, but this time at Gettysburg. With a win at Gettysburg he would hope that the North would stop wanting to fight and he hoped that this war would create peace. I personally think that Robert E. Lee was a luny. I do not know why he thought a war at Gettysburg would …show more content…
An estimated 90,000 Union troops lined out along the hills separating General Lee’s army from the Country’s capital, Washington D.C. An estimated 70,000 Confederate troops attacked at various parts of the Union stand. The heaviest fighting took place on the Union’s left flank. While many more fierce fights took place at Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, and Cemetery Hill. All these places somewhat South of Gettysburg. I think this was probably the deadliest day of the war, because of the huge amount of troops. On the Union’s right flank the war grew into a huge assault on Culp’s Hill and East of Cemetery Ridge. The Confederates had pushed the Union troops back closer to Washington D.C., but the Union troops had somehow held on to their ground and they still held their strong positions and had started strategizing for the next day of war. The second day of war I think was the most important day of the war by far. The union troops had showed themselves capable of holding their own ground under the leadership of their new General, Gordon Meade. They also proved themselves able to hold their ground against a strong Confederate army that had a lot of momentum after a win at a battle during May. If I was a Confederate soldier and after the second day of war and you had seen a lot of your friends been killed, captured, or lost, I think I would be an absolute mess. The

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