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  • Day 1

  • After Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Little Round Top

  • The Flank of the 20th Maine

  • Chamberlain leads a bayonet charge

  • The end of Day 2

  • Day 3

  • The field of Picketts Charge

  • The copse of trees

  • Follow me, Virginians!

  • Armistead falls

  • The Confederate High Tide

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3Animated Picketts Charge

  • Day 4 July 4!Lee prepares for a defensive, then retreatsMeade fails to follow, much to the chagrin of Lincoln


  • The Impact of Gettysburg51,000 casualties - 23,000 Union, 28,000 Confederate (1/3 of their total number)arrested the Confederates' second and last major invasion of the North, destroyed their offensive strategy and sent them back to Virginiafirst time Union had beaten Lee decisivelyforced the South to fight a defensive war in which the inadequacies of their manufacturing capacity and transportation facilities doomed them to defeatby allowing Lee's survivors to leave, Meade actually extends the length of the warNo possibility of foreign recognition for the Confederacy manpower and resources of the North finally made a differencetide was turning for the Union (especially after Vicksburg)

  • *****The Lutheran Theological Seminary served Union and then Confederate soldiers as both an observation tower and field hospital during the three days battle. Brigadier General John Buford would at times watch the days action from the Seminary's cupola. Along Seminary Ridge, during the latter half of July 1st, the remaining men of the Iron Brigade attempted another stand during their fighting withdrawal from Major General Pender's Division of Lt. General A. P. Hill's Corps. Ironically, the Seminary's founder, Samuel Simon Schmucker, was a staunch abolitionist who could not have predicted the role these buildings and grounds would play in the largest battle ever fought on North American soil. He did however use the Seminary, along with hidden rooms in his own basement, as a stop on the Underground Railroad, providing temporary safety for slaves fleeing bondage. Union soldiers destroyed anti-slavery materials found there to avoid their falling into Confederate hands. For two months after this horrific battle, soldiers from North and South attempted to recover within the sturdy walls of the Seminary now turned hospital. [28]****************

    On the morning of July 3rd, Longstreet and Lee rode the line out to the Confederate right. Some sporadic fire from the Hill's artillery broke out in front of Heth's division but died away shortly after noon. The artillery piece nearest to us is a bronze Napoleon. Next is another Napoleon firing. I have used the flame of the explosion to silhouette the artillery officer observing through his binoculars.With Lee and Longstreet, of course, are their respective staffs; officers, couriers, flag bearers, etc. Within this entourage, are some recognizable members of both staffs. Above Traveller's head, between the flag bearer and another soldier, is Lt. Col. Walter Taylor, one of Lee's closest aides throughout the war. Immediately to the left of Lee is Lt. Col. James Corely. Lt. Col. W.H. Stevens is to the left of Longstreet, looking at the two generals, watching and waiting. The staffs mingle with each other, conversing and waiting for the last decisions to be made for the final assault.The main artillery barrage would begin at 1:00 p.m. and last for two hours. The scene was set for Pickett's Charge!*****************