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Who heard of Meade's movements?

Robert Lee

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What did Lee order?

He ordered his troops to Cashtown (45min from Harrisburg)

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What occurred on July 1, 1863?

Large army continues towards Gettysburg to disperse the Calvary and get the shoes

3

Who is coming?

Army of the Potomac was coming

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What happened at Gettysburg on the 1st of the 3 days?

July 1: Confederates gain the upper hand

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What happened at Gettysburg on the 2nd of the 3 days?

July 2: Union Army was in place but Confederacy takes key locations along Cemetery Ridge

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What happened at Gettysburg on the 3rd of the 3 days?

July 3:
-Lee makes big mistake
-thought Meade's line was weak and ordered an assault against it

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Where did the key battle take place?

Cemetery Ridge

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What happened at Cemetery Ridge?

-Union Army had gone silent
-Confederacy decided to charge
(Led by Gen. George Pickett)

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What actions took place at Cemetery Ridge?

-Confederacy went up the hill
-Union artillery tore apart the charging Southerners

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What happened to Pickett's men?

Half of the 13,000 men were dead or wounded

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Why is this the bloodiest battle of the Civil War?

Union: 23,000
Conf: 28,000

-casualties

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What was the result of the Gettysburg Battle?

-Boosted morale in the North
-drained Lee's army of men and material

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What did Grant capture?

Vicksburg after a long seige

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What do the confederate forces try to do?

Beat the Union Army at Chattanooga

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What happened in the Trans-Mississippi West?

Native American tribes battled Union forces for land and resources

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What happened March 1863?

A plan is hatched

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How many men does Grant have?

20,000 men

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What is the plan?

-Grant and his 20,000 men go across the Mississippi to the Southpoint to Vicksburg
-moved North-Eastward and captured Jackson
-turned west toward Vicksburg