Pickett's Charge, Gettysburg

Pickett's Charge, Gettysburg

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Pickett's Charge was one of the major events of the Battle of Gettysburg. It occurred on July 3, the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Three Confederate divisions from the Army of Northern Virginia with about 12500 men took part in the charge, which failed badly with the Confederate Army suffered over 7000 killed, wounded and missing. In contrast, the Union losses were less than 2000. Its failure forced the Confederate Army to withdrew from Pennsylvania and the invasion of North. The Confederate Army was only "one victory away" from winning the Civil War, in fact, General Robert E. Lee had a letter with him, to be delievered to Lincoln in the event of victory on the Union soil. The defeats at Gettyburg and Vicksburg on the same day were the beginning of the end for Confederate States of American (see the store "July 4 - The day that doomed the Confederate".)

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14 Jul 2009
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