Hernandez, Marcelina Unit 8 Battle of Gettysburg the Major Turning Point.pdf

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 6 pages.

Running head: Battle of Gettysburg the Major Turning Point 1 of 6 Unit 8: Battle of Gettysburg the Major Turning Point Marcelina Hernandez Post University
Running head: Battle of Gettysburg the Major Turning Point 2 of 6 Gettysburg during the Civil War, I will be explaining what happened during those days and then point out that the change of military leadership with the philosophy and principle of the so "the key to victory of modern warfare", as well as the taking control of the entire Mississippi River, brought through many battles and events to the end of the bloodiest war in America and the victory to the North. The battle of Gettysburg was fought at a small town which was the junction of the main roads, Pennsylvania, during July 1 to July 3, 1863 while General Lee was headed to Maryland and Pennsylvania through Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. This battle was a serial of forth and back their previous positions between the armies. Army of Potomac where about 90,000 men under General George G. Meade and the Confederate army was about 75,000 men of Northern Virginia Army under General Robert E. Lee which came together in a three-day series of encounters. And on the third day General Lee ordered an attack to the Union’s fortified center known as Pickett’s Charge but it turned out to be suicidal for all his army. There were many killed and wounded in this battle it was about 23,000 from Union and about 28,000 from the Confederate and to conclude General Lee retreated to Virginia on July 4th. Although the General Meade could not continue towards the Confederate; the greatest victory of this battle is considered that the fact it was the last time the Confederate army occupied the North. At the

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture