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18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: yellowgorilla511 | Category: Projectcoordinator sample resume

The Battle of Gettysburg ( local i / ˈ ɡ ɛ t ᵻ s b ɜːr ɡ / , with an / s / sound) [11] was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg , Pennsylvania , by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war [12] and is often described as the war's turning point. [13] Union Maj. Gen. George Meade 's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee 's Army of Northern Virginia , ending Lee's attempt to invade the North.

After his success at Chancellorsville in Virginia in May 1863, Lee led his army through the Shenandoah Valley to begin his second invasion of the North—the Gettysburg Campaign. With his army in high spirits, Lee intended to shift the focus of the summer campaign from war-ravaged northern Virginia and hoped to influence Northern politicians to give up their prosecution of the war by penetrating as far as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania , or even Philadelphia. Prodded by President Abraham Lincoln , Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker moved his army in pursuit, but was relieved of command just three days before the battle and replaced by Meade.

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    ฅなぎ⑅はすかฅ。.ʚªм¡ɞ .。 18 Jan 2017 02:27

    Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford , and soon reinforced with two corps of Union infantry. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of the town to the hills just to the south. [14]

    On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. In the late afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top , the Wheatfield , Devil''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Den , and the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, Confederate demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Hill and Cemetery Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.

    Follow the progress of the Trust''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s most ambitious restoration effort: Returning the site of Lee''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Headquarters at Gettysburg to its wartime appearance.

    In the fields outside a small Pennsylvania town, two massive armies collided unexpectedly, initiating the battle of Gettysburg.

    Bob Zeller traces the long, grueling campaign to capture Vicksburg and describes how it cemented Grant''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s stature as the North’s greatest general.

    The mighty Mississippi was the interstate highway of its day. Terry Winschel describes its importance during the Civil War

    In May 1863, Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had scored a smashing victory over the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville. Brimming with confidence, Lee decided to go on the offensive and invade the North for a second time (the first invasion had ended at Antietam the previous fall). In addition to bringing the conflict out of Virginia and diverting northern troops from Vicksburg, where the Confederates were under siege, Lee hoped to gain recognition of the Confederacy by Britain and France and strengthen the cause of northern “Copperheads” who favored peace.

    In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his most famous speech at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, eloquently transforming the Union cause into a struggle for liberty and equality--in only 272 words.

    The first steps toward the Battle of Gettysburg started in June 1863. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s soldiers crossed the Potomac River in Virginia and began to march toward the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, with thoughts that a victory in the North would erode the Union’s will to continue the fight.

    The Battle of Gettysburg started on July 1, 1863, when Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia met Gen. George Meade’s Union Army of the Potomac. During the three-day battle, about 165,000 soldiers clashed in and around the small town of Gettysburg (battle-era population: 2,400).

    Pickett’s Charge
    The Devil’s Den
    Assault of Culp’s Hill
    Assault of Cemetery Hill
    Defense of Little Round Top
    Defense of Big Round Top
    The Wheatfield
    The Peach Orchard
    Cemetery Ridge
    20th Maine Regiment
    Battle Of Gettysburg:Day 2
    The Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address Text

    These largely irreplaceable losses to the South’s largest army, combined with the Confederate surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi , on July 4, marked what is widely regarded as a turning point—perhaps the turning point—in the Civil War , although the conflict would continue for nearly two more years and witness several more major battles, including Chickamauga , Spotsylvania Courthouse , Monocacy, Nashville , etc.

    Welcome to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where the turning point of the Civil War occurred from July 1 3, 1863. Travel through the Gettysburg National Military Park, with over 1,000 monuments and cannon along over 40 miles of scenic roads a battlefield shrine to the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought here.

    Visit the scene of the Gettysburg Address, Picket’s Charge, General Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters, Little Round Top, and the Devil’s Den. You can even meet Abraham Lincoln! In Gettysburg, you can eat authentic Civil War era foods, sleep in a restored historic inn, and discover over 25 museums and resort attractions some unlike any in the world.

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    User1487815725 18 Jan 2017 06:26

    Facts, Summary and History Net Articles about the Battle Of Gettysburg during the American Civil War Gettysburg Facts Location Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in.

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    Rинка Яцинович 18 Jan 2017 00:32

    Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford , and soon reinforced with two corps of Union infantry. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of the town to the hills just to the south. [14]

    On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. In the late afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top , the Wheatfield , Devil''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Den , and the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, Confederate demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Hill and Cemetery Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.

    Follow the progress of the Trust''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s most ambitious restoration effort: Returning the site of Lee''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Headquarters at Gettysburg to its wartime appearance.

    In the fields outside a small Pennsylvania town, two massive armies collided unexpectedly, initiating the battle of Gettysburg.

    Bob Zeller traces the long, grueling campaign to capture Vicksburg and describes how it cemented Grant''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s stature as the North’s greatest general.

    The mighty Mississippi was the interstate highway of its day. Terry Winschel describes its importance during the Civil War

    In May 1863, Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had scored a smashing victory over the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville. Brimming with confidence, Lee decided to go on the offensive and invade the North for a second time (the first invasion had ended at Antietam the previous fall). In addition to bringing the conflict out of Virginia and diverting northern troops from Vicksburg, where the Confederates were under siege, Lee hoped to gain recognition of the Confederacy by Britain and France and strengthen the cause of northern “Copperheads” who favored peace.

    In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his most famous speech at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, eloquently transforming the Union cause into a struggle for liberty and equality--in only 272 words.

    The first steps toward the Battle of Gettysburg started in June 1863. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s soldiers crossed the Potomac River in Virginia and began to march toward the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, with thoughts that a victory in the North would erode the Union’s will to continue the fight.

    The Battle of Gettysburg started on July 1, 1863, when Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia met Gen. George Meade’s Union Army of the Potomac. During the three-day battle, about 165,000 soldiers clashed in and around the small town of Gettysburg (battle-era population: 2,400).

    Pickett’s Charge
    The Devil’s Den
    Assault of Culp’s Hill
    Assault of Cemetery Hill
    Defense of Little Round Top
    Defense of Big Round Top
    The Wheatfield
    The Peach Orchard
    Cemetery Ridge
    20th Maine Regiment
    Battle Of Gettysburg:Day 2
    The Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address Text

    These largely irreplaceable losses to the South’s largest army, combined with the Confederate surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi , on July 4, marked what is widely regarded as a turning point—perhaps the turning point—in the Civil War , although the conflict would continue for nearly two more years and witness several more major battles, including Chickamauga , Spotsylvania Courthouse , Monocacy, Nashville , etc.

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    beautifultiger651 18 Jan 2017 06:53

    Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford , and soon reinforced with two corps of Union infantry. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of the town to the hills just to the south. [14]

    On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. In the late afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top , the Wheatfield , Devil''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Den , and the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, Confederate demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Hill and Cemetery Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.

    Follow the progress of the Trust''''''''''''''''s most ambitious restoration effort: Returning the site of Lee''''''''''''''''s Headquarters at Gettysburg to its wartime appearance.

    In the fields outside a small Pennsylvania town, two massive armies collided unexpectedly, initiating the battle of Gettysburg.

    Bob Zeller traces the long, grueling campaign to capture Vicksburg and describes how it cemented Grant''''''''s stature as the North’s greatest general.

    The mighty Mississippi was the interstate highway of its day. Terry Winschel describes its importance during the Civil War

    In May 1863, Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had scored a smashing victory over the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville. Brimming with confidence, Lee decided to go on the offensive and invade the North for a second time (the first invasion had ended at Antietam the previous fall). In addition to bringing the conflict out of Virginia and diverting northern troops from Vicksburg, where the Confederates were under siege, Lee hoped to gain recognition of the Confederacy by Britain and France and strengthen the cause of northern “Copperheads” who favored peace.

    In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his most famous speech at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, eloquently transforming the Union cause into a struggle for liberty and equality--in only 272 words.

    The first steps toward the Battle of Gettysburg started in June 1863. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s soldiers crossed the Potomac River in Virginia and began to march toward the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, with thoughts that a victory in the North would erode the Union’s will to continue the fight.

    The Battle of Gettysburg started on July 1, 1863, when Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia met Gen. George Meade’s Union Army of the Potomac. During the three-day battle, about 165,000 soldiers clashed in and around the small town of Gettysburg (battle-era population: 2,400).

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    lazyostrich552 18 Jan 2017 06:28

    The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ("the Confederacy"); the other 25 states supported the federal government ("the Union"). After four years of warfare, mostly within the Southern states, the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was outlawed everywhere in the nation. Issues that led to war were partially resolved in the Reconstruction Era that followed, though others remained unresolved. In the presidential election of 1860, the Republican Party, led by Abraham Lincoln, had campaigned against expanding slavery beyond the states in which it already existed. The Republicans strongly advocated nationalism, and in their 1860 platform they denounced threats of disunion as avowals of treason. After a Republican victory, but before the new administration took office on March 4, 1861, seven cotton states declared their secession and joined to form the Confederate States of America. Both the outgoing administration of President James Buchanan and the incoming administration rejected the legality of secession, considering it rebellion. The other eight slave states rejected calls for secession at this point. No country in the world recognized the Confederacy. Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Lincoln responded by calling for a volunteer army from each state to recapture federal property, which led to declarations of secession by four more slave states. Both sides raised armies as the Union seized control of the border states early in the war and established a naval blockade. Land warfare in the East was inconclusive in 1861–62, as the Confederacy beat back Union efforts to capture its capital, Richmond, Virginia, notably during the Peninsular Campaign. In September 1862, the confederate campaign in Maryland ended in defeat at the Battle of Antietam, which dissuaded the British from intervening.[2] Days after that battle, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which made ending slavery a war goal.[3] In 1863, confederate general Robert E. Lee s northward advance ended in defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg. To the west, the Union gained control of the Mississippi River after the Battle of Shiloh and Siege of Vicksburg, splitting the Confederacy in two and destroying much of their western army. Due to his western successes, Ulysses S. Grant was given command of the eastern army in 1864, and organized the armies of William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip Sheridan and others to attack the Confederacy from all directions, increasing the North s advantage in manpower. Grant restructured the union army, and put other generals in command of divisions of the army that were to support his push into Virginia. He led the Overland Campaign to seize Richmond, though in the face of fierce resistance he altered his plans and led the Siege of Petersburg which nearly finished off the rest of Lee s army. Meanwhile, Sherman captured Atlanta and marched to the sea, destroying Confederate infrastructure along the way. When the Confederate attempt to defend Petersburg failed, the Confederate army retreated but was pursued and defeated, which resulted in Lee s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. hope it helped

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    smallostrich724 18 Jan 2017 09:08

    the known answer is A. Gettysburg regardless of if as you will see all the listed battles occured interior the jap Theater of operations and ignores the devastating losses the confederates suffered interior the Western Theater. Perryville, KY on Oct. 8, 1862 ended Bragg s attempt to convey Kentucky into the confederacy. Lincoln considered Kentucky because of the fact the linchpin conserving the Union at the same time. the fall of Vicksburg, MS on July 4, 1863, the day after Gettysburg, gave the Union complete administration of the Mississippi River. Lincoln reported that "the father of waters flows unvexed to the sea" in celebrating this victory. This victory additionally allowed furnish to take command of all Union forces interior the west and convey maximum of his troops to Tennessee and rescue the army of the Cumberland at Chattanooga which then set up Sherman s catch of Atlanta, the March to the sea and Carolinas campaign. Gettysburg on my own does no longer have executed a lot and historians are actually ultimately taking off to furnish the Western Theater its due interior the end results of the conflict.

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    yellowbutterfly137 18 Jan 2017 06:25

    Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford , and soon reinforced with two corps of Union infantry. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of the town to the hills just to the south. [14]

    On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. In the late afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top , the Wheatfield , Devil''''''''s Den , and the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, Confederate demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp''''''''s Hill and Cemetery Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.

    Follow the progress of the Trust''''s most ambitious restoration effort: Returning the site of Lee''''s Headquarters at Gettysburg to its wartime appearance.

    In the fields outside a small Pennsylvania town, two massive armies collided unexpectedly, initiating the battle of Gettysburg.

    Bob Zeller traces the long, grueling campaign to capture Vicksburg and describes how it cemented Grant''s stature as the North’s greatest general.

    The mighty Mississippi was the interstate highway of its day. Terry Winschel describes its importance during the Civil War

    In May 1863, Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had scored a smashing victory over the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville. Brimming with confidence, Lee decided to go on the offensive and invade the North for a second time (the first invasion had ended at Antietam the previous fall). In addition to bringing the conflict out of Virginia and diverting northern troops from Vicksburg, where the Confederates were under siege, Lee hoped to gain recognition of the Confederacy by Britain and France and strengthen the cause of northern “Copperheads” who favored peace.

    In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his most famous speech at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, eloquently transforming the Union cause into a struggle for liberty and equality--in only 272 words.

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    blueostrich807 18 Jan 2017 01:15

    Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford , and soon reinforced with two corps of Union infantry. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of the town to the hills just to the south. [14]

    On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. In the late afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top , the Wheatfield , Devil''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Den , and the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, Confederate demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Hill and Cemetery Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.

    Follow the progress of the Trust''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s most ambitious restoration effort: Returning the site of Lee''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Headquarters at Gettysburg to its wartime appearance.

    In the fields outside a small Pennsylvania town, two massive armies collided unexpectedly, initiating the battle of Gettysburg.

    Bob Zeller traces the long, grueling campaign to capture Vicksburg and describes how it cemented Grant''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s stature as the North’s greatest general.

    The mighty Mississippi was the interstate highway of its day. Terry Winschel describes its importance during the Civil War

    In May 1863, Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had scored a smashing victory over the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville. Brimming with confidence, Lee decided to go on the offensive and invade the North for a second time (the first invasion had ended at Antietam the previous fall). In addition to bringing the conflict out of Virginia and diverting northern troops from Vicksburg, where the Confederates were under siege, Lee hoped to gain recognition of the Confederacy by Britain and France and strengthen the cause of northern “Copperheads” who favored peace.

    In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his most famous speech at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, eloquently transforming the Union cause into a struggle for liberty and equality--in only 272 words.

    The first steps toward the Battle of Gettysburg started in June 1863. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s soldiers crossed the Potomac River in Virginia and began to march toward the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, with thoughts that a victory in the North would erode the Union’s will to continue the fight.

    The Battle of Gettysburg started on July 1, 1863, when Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia met Gen. George Meade’s Union Army of the Potomac. During the three-day battle, about 165,000 soldiers clashed in and around the small town of Gettysburg (battle-era population: 2,400).

    Pickett’s Charge
    The Devil’s Den
    Assault of Culp’s Hill
    Assault of Cemetery Hill
    Defense of Little Round Top
    Defense of Big Round Top
    The Wheatfield
    The Peach Orchard
    Cemetery Ridge
    20th Maine Regiment
    Battle Of Gettysburg:Day 2
    The Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address Text

    These largely irreplaceable losses to the South’s largest army, combined with the Confederate surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi , on July 4, marked what is widely regarded as a turning point—perhaps the turning point—in the Civil War , although the conflict would continue for nearly two more years and witness several more major battles, including Chickamauga , Spotsylvania Courthouse , Monocacy, Nashville , etc.

    Welcome to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where the turning point of the Civil War occurred from July 1 3, 1863. Travel through the Gettysburg National Military Park, with over 1,000 monuments and cannon along over 40 miles of scenic roads a battlefield shrine to the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought here.

    Visit the scene of the Gettysburg Address, Picket’s Charge, General Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters, Little Round Top, and the Devil’s Den. You can even meet Abraham Lincoln! In Gettysburg, you can eat authentic Civil War era foods, sleep in a restored historic inn, and discover over 25 museums and resort attractions some unlike any in the world.

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    heavyswan281 17 Jan 2017 22:42

    i did the research for you. all you have to do is go to the links and pick out the facts that are important, and that may interest you and your class. and i wrote a little for you so that it would be easier on your part, things may be said more than once.sorry for that. Born in Virginia to a family of famous people, his father, a Revolutionary War hero and his mother from a long line of rich, loyal Virginians, he went on to become one of the greatest people the South would ever see. Robert Edward Lee was born in January 1807 and went to West Point and was one of the best students they had ever had. He married Mary Custis, Martha Washington s great great granddaughter. They had seven children. Lee was asked by the North to lead their army but he refused, he was a Virginian, even though he didn t believe in slavery or secession. The South asked him and he accepted. He became General of the Confederate Army. Ulysses S. Grant became General of the North. Lee was also a General in the Mexican War. Through both wars he rode the same horse, named Traveller. Traveller died after the Civil War at 36 years old. The battles the South won were both battles of Bull Run, Chicamauga, Fallen Timbers, Fort Sumter, Fredricksburg, Petersburg, Richmond, Seven days, Chanselorsville, Wilson s Creek and Winchester. The battles the South lost were Atlanta, Fort Fisher, Shiloh, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Pittsburg Landing, Sayler s Creek, Sharpsburg, Vicksburg and Antietam. After the war, Lee wouldn t make public appearances. He spent a long time assembling documents but never made anything about his times in the civil war. His family, who was rich, wasn t rich anymore. He was offered a job with a salary of $50,000 a year by an insurance agency for doing practically nothing, they thought they would be more popular if they had a famous person with them. Lee refused without even considering it. He was asked by a small university to take over and he did. That university went on to become a big college with lots of people. Robert E. Lee was a significant figure in history and his actions impacted history in many ways. Lee is considered to be among other things, a great solider. He was also an ideal strategist and his decisions did lead to implications that can be seen today. Perhaps the most significant of his actions was choosing to support the Confederates. For example, had he decided to side with the North, the Civil War might have lasted less than a year. In addition, Lee?s actions had a ripple effect on the Emancipation Proclamation as well as the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. His life is a constant reminder of how individuals can shape history. Robert Edward Lee was one of the great military commanders of all time. Many in the South still idolize him today as the perfect example of a gentlemen and a leader. In many ways, Lee was an enigma. He evoked strong loyalty and feelings of affection from his men, yet generally kept his own feelings hidden. Lee was a man who opposed slavery, yet fought for a nation which sought to perpetuate slavery. His military tactics and strategies are still studied by military commanders today. But, there was more to Lee than military genius. Unlike many heroes of today and the past, it is almost impossible to find a hint of scandal around him or any other fault for that matter. Robert E. Lee was born on 19 January 1807 at the Stratford Plantation in Virginia. He was the son of Henry Lee, nicknamed “Light Horse Harry” for his Revolutionary War exploits and the former Ann Hill Carter. The Lees were one of the most prominent families in Virginia, and Henry Lee was a successful soldier and popular politician. However, he lacked business acumen and was usually broke. He spent time in debtors prison and died when Robert was thirteen. Lee learned patience and the value of hard work from his mother. She was also responsible for his devout Christian faith and his gentlemanly character. In 1825, Lee received an appointment to West Point. He was a superb cadet. Lee graduated second in his class and finished his West Point career without ever receiving a single demerit, a feat unequaled before or since. Lee was commissioned as an engineer and took on a series of construction projects shortly after graduation, including building the St. Louis waterfront. In 1831, Lee married Mary Custis, who was descended from George Washington’s wife, Martha. This is ironic in that Lee’s hero was Washington. Through his wife, he inherited a substantial estate and some money, both of which he managed wisely. During the Mexican War, Lee was attached to General Winfield Scott’s staff. He took part in many daring reconnaissance missions and received several brevet promotions. After the war, Lee transferred to the cavalry, where promotion was faster. He served as Superintendent of West Point and later was posted to a unit in Texas. In 1859, he was home

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    blueduck734 18 Jan 2017 02:55

    Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford , and soon reinforced with two corps of Union infantry. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of the town to the hills just to the south. [14]

    On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. In the late afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top , the Wheatfield , Devil''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Den , and the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, Confederate demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Hill and Cemetery Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.

    Follow the progress of the Trust''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s most ambitious restoration effort: Returning the site of Lee''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Headquarters at Gettysburg to its wartime appearance.

    In the fields outside a small Pennsylvania town, two massive armies collided unexpectedly, initiating the battle of Gettysburg.

    Bob Zeller traces the long, grueling campaign to capture Vicksburg and describes how it cemented Grant''''''''''''''''s stature as the North’s greatest general.

    The mighty Mississippi was the interstate highway of its day. Terry Winschel describes its importance during the Civil War

    In May 1863, Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had scored a smashing victory over the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville. Brimming with confidence, Lee decided to go on the offensive and invade the North for a second time (the first invasion had ended at Antietam the previous fall). In addition to bringing the conflict out of Virginia and diverting northern troops from Vicksburg, where the Confederates were under siege, Lee hoped to gain recognition of the Confederacy by Britain and France and strengthen the cause of northern “Copperheads” who favored peace.

    In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his most famous speech at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, eloquently transforming the Union cause into a struggle for liberty and equality--in only 272 words.

    The first steps toward the Battle of Gettysburg started in June 1863. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s soldiers crossed the Potomac River in Virginia and began to march toward the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, with thoughts that a victory in the North would erode the Union’s will to continue the fight.

    The Battle of Gettysburg started on July 1, 1863, when Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia met Gen. George Meade’s Union Army of the Potomac. During the three-day battle, about 165,000 soldiers clashed in and around the small town of Gettysburg (battle-era population: 2,400).

    Pickett’s Charge
    The Devil’s Den
    Assault of Culp’s Hill
    Assault of Cemetery Hill
    Defense of Little Round Top
    Defense of Big Round Top
    The Wheatfield
    The Peach Orchard
    Cemetery Ridge
    20th Maine Regiment
    Battle Of Gettysburg:Day 2
    The Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address Text

    These largely irreplaceable losses to the South’s largest army, combined with the Confederate surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi , on July 4, marked what is widely regarded as a turning point—perhaps the turning point—in the Civil War , although the conflict would continue for nearly two more years and witness several more major battles, including Chickamauga , Spotsylvania Courthouse , Monocacy, Nashville , etc.

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    yellowkoala113 18 Jan 2017 03:57

    Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford , and soon reinforced with two corps of Union infantry. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of the town to the hills just to the south. [14]

    On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. In the late afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top , the Wheatfield , Devil''''''''''''''''s Den , and the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, Confederate demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp''''''''''''''''s Hill and Cemetery Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.

    Follow the progress of the Trust''''''''s most ambitious restoration effort: Returning the site of Lee''''''''s Headquarters at Gettysburg to its wartime appearance.

    In the fields outside a small Pennsylvania town, two massive armies collided unexpectedly, initiating the battle of Gettysburg.

    Bob Zeller traces the long, grueling campaign to capture Vicksburg and describes how it cemented Grant''''s stature as the North’s greatest general.

    The mighty Mississippi was the interstate highway of its day. Terry Winschel describes its importance during the Civil War

    In May 1863, Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had scored a smashing victory over the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville. Brimming with confidence, Lee decided to go on the offensive and invade the North for a second time (the first invasion had ended at Antietam the previous fall). In addition to bringing the conflict out of Virginia and diverting northern troops from Vicksburg, where the Confederates were under siege, Lee hoped to gain recognition of the Confederacy by Britain and France and strengthen the cause of northern “Copperheads” who favored peace.

    In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his most famous speech at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, eloquently transforming the Union cause into a struggle for liberty and equality--in only 272 words.

  12. author
    Manami 17 Jan 2017 22:39

    Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford , and soon reinforced with two corps of Union infantry. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of the town to the hills just to the south. [14]

    On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. In the late afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top , the Wheatfield , Devil''''s Den , and the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, Confederate demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp''''s Hill and Cemetery Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.

    Follow the progress of the Trust''s most ambitious restoration effort: Returning the site of Lee''s Headquarters at Gettysburg to its wartime appearance.

    In the fields outside a small Pennsylvania town, two massive armies collided unexpectedly, initiating the battle of Gettysburg.

    Bob Zeller traces the long, grueling campaign to capture Vicksburg and describes how it cemented Grant's stature as the North’s greatest general.

    The mighty Mississippi was the interstate highway of its day. Terry Winschel describes its importance during the Civil War