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BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. Summary of Day 3 (July 3 rd , 1863) from the Northern Perspective Christopher Ball 4/23/13. SETTING. July 3 rd , 1863 (Day 3) Gettysburg, PA Seminary Ridge Cemetery Hill Little Round Top Culp’s Hill Rummel Farm Hanover Cress Ridge. www.pbs.org. PARTICIPANTS.

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summary of day 3 july 3 rd 1863 from the northern perspective christopher ball 4 23 13
BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG

Summary of Day 3 (July 3rd, 1863) from the Northern Perspective

Christopher Ball

4/23/13

setting
SETTING
  • July 3rd, 1863 (Day 3)
  • Gettysburg, PA
    • Seminary Ridge
    • Cemetery Hill
    • Little Round Top
    • Culp’s Hill
    • Rummel Farm
    • Hanover
    • Cress Ridge

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participants
PARTICIPANTS

TROOPS:

82,000 troops

3,155 killed

14,329 wounded

5,365 missing

  • Gen. George Meade
    • BG Henry J. Hunt
    • BG Judson Kilzpatrick
    • BG Elon Farnsworth
    • BG McGregg
    • LtC Franklin Sawyer
    • I, VI, XI Corps
      • 8th Ohio Regiment
    • Gen. Hays
    • BG George J. Stannard
      • 1st NY Battery
      • 71st PA
      • 69th PA
    • BG George Custer
      • 1st Michigan
      • 3rd Pennsylvania
    • BG Gregg
      • 7th Michigan
    • Col. Devereux
      • 19th MA
      • 42nd NY
    • General Webb
      • 72nd PA

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strategy pickett s charge
STRATEGY (Pickett’s Charge)
  • Confederates planned to unleash artillery barrage, focus on center
  • Barrage began at 1 PM, both inflicted damage on each other
  • Confederate troops aimed high, missed, ran out of ammo
  • Next attack planned 12,000 men to march 1000 yards
  • Confederates opened fire, started at Seminary Ridge, received Union fire from Cemetery Hill to Little Round Top
  • Union forces withdrew to exchange batteries, Confederates advanced
  • Confederate soldiers rearranged, gave Union a better shot
  • March continued, Confederates devastated by “Angle” of Union soldiers
  • Pickett lost over half of his army, retreated
strategy other
STRATEGY (OTHER)

KILPATRICK vs. LONGSTREET

  • Union ordered frontal cavalry assault against Confederates, disastrous

STUART vs. GREGG

  • Both sides met east of Gettysburg
  • Confederates charged, halted by Union countercharge
  • Confederate forces arranged into column, vulnerable
  • Confederates retreated after being cut off, attacked from all sides
  • Neither side claimed victory
why was it important
WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT?
  • Pickett’s charge led to the retreat of Lee’s army on July 4th, 1983.
  • Never able to recover from losses.

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resources
RESOURCES
  • N.p. “Battlescape Transcript: The Battle of Gettysburg.” Army.mil.US Army, n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.
  • Williams, Brian. MilitaryHistoryOnline.com. Amazon, 10 Feb. 2007. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.
  • N.p. “Battle of Gettysburg: Day 3.” US-CivilWar.com. US-Civil War, n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.
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