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While this applies to the big picture in Gettysburg, it is still significant to help realize what went on during the fight and the events that led up to it. With all odds against them, they advanced into the heart of the Union line and fought for what they believed was right, but what was the established purpose? Firstly, winning a battle on Northern land had the possibility of granting the Southern government foreign acknowledgement, and potentially assistance in the war which would have indubitably helped their cause. Another reason concerned improving the anti-war lobbyists and coming to a negotiated settlement if a Southern ... ... middle of paper ... ...rks Cited Chesser, Preston, Scott Laidig, Thomas Long Jr., Larry Gormley, and Sanders Marbles. "Gettysburg."
Strategic / Operational Overview The Battle of Gettysburg is probably known as, the most famous battle of the American Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought between July 1st, 1863 and July 3rd, 1863 near the town of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. In May 1863, General Robert E. Lee (Confederate Army Commander) moved his Army North once again due to his success at The Battle of Chancellorsville. General Lee and his men were motivated and ready to move on to the next battle. General Lee was hoping to pressure President Lincoln into a peaceful resolution.
The Battle of Gettysburg represents a vital turning point during the Civil War because it was the battle with most casualties in the United States, it restored the faith of the Union Army and the confederates never gained back the offensive position resulting in the Union Army gaining the victory of this war. According to General Meade, this three day battle (July 1st- 3rd, 1863) went down as follows. The Union army believed the confederate army had 100000 men leaded by General R. E. Lee crossed the Potomac River and was moving forward into Cumberland Valley. So, in June 28, General Meade started gathering troops and strategizing. However it was not until June 30th that they first sight enemy troops in Cashtown road.
There were over ninety thousand men in his army. Later, President Abraham Lincoln would replace Hooker with Major General George G. Meade, since Hooker had proved to be a failure during the previous battles.6 In the middle of June, the Confederate Army crossed the Potomac River and entered Maryland and southern Pennsylvania.7 Hooker's Union Army followed, staying between Washington D.C. and the Confederates, so that in order for Lee's army to attack the c... ... middle of paper ... ...ivil War Era. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988) 653. 12 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gettysburg 13 William L. Barney. The Civil War and Reconstruction: A Student Companion.
Lincoln knew as well that although Ge... ... middle of paper ... ... General Lee’s defeat at Gettysburg. Works Cited Ehlen, Judy, and R.C. Whisonant. 2008. "Military geology of Antietam battlefield, Maryland, USA—geology, terrain, and casualties."