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Pickett’s Charge

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The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War, producing over 57,000 dead and wounded in a battle that would stand as the Confederacy’s high watermark. On the third day of fierce fighting, Robert E. Lee’s attempt to invade the North came to a head in Pickett’s Charge. The infantry assault consisted of nine brigades of soldiers in a line that stretched for over a mile, and would result in a horrific slaughter with casualties of over fifty percent for the Confederates. It was a devastating blow to Southern morale.

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