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GETTYSBURG PICKETT'S CHARGE

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Uploaded on Aug 10, 2010

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This video contains scenes of graphic war photographs and may not be suitable for young children.
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The civil war or the war between the states took place from 1861 - 1865. Over 600,000 casualties were inflicted on both north and south. One of the key battles of the war was fought in and around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in July of 1863. General Robert E Lee commander of the Confederate Army wanted a decisive victory over the Union army to bring president Lincoln to the peace negotiating table after his recent victory at Chancellorsville. It was not to be. After three days of horrific fighting Lee had lost about a third of his army and was running low on supplies. The union army had suffered slightly more, but could well afford the losses where the south could not.
On July 3, 1863 LT. General Longstreet ordered General(s) Pettigrew and his North Carolinians along with Pickett and Tremble's forces to attack the center of the union line at Cemetery Ridge. 12,500 men would make the attack less than 6,250 would return to fighting. Union General George Meade expected the attack and had General Hancock and his II corps prepared to repulse "Pickett's Charge".

This is a tribute to the fighting men of America no matter what there race or creed. Whether they fought for the North or the South. This video is for educational purposes only. No commercial use is allowed.

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