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Pickett’s Charge: A Failure by Lee Intro: Lee’s decision to order Pickett’s charge and the confidence he held for his artillery were symptoms of his over confidence of this tactic b/c of its success at Chancellorsville. The apparent lack of direct leadership by either Lee or Longstreet before or during the bombardment allowed for the lapse of technical competence in regard to the cannons and shot and for the breakdown of central command of the artillery. B/c the confederate artillery failed to work as one cohesive unit, under one commander, with the proper technological and logistical problems worked out, it was unable to give the already risky plan of an infantry charge any hope for success, dooming it to failure. Overview of South on Day 3: Ewell tried to press the attack on Culp’s hill Stuart and his cavalry attempt to flank the Union’s extreme right flank Main concentration of the day was centered on Pickett’s charge o
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course HIST 2321 taught by Professor Strauss during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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