Flashcards in Civil War #5 Deck (19):
Who heard of Meade's movements?
What did Lee order?
He ordered his troops to Cashtown (45min from Harrisburg)
What occurred on July 1, 1863?
Large army continues towards Gettysburg to disperse the Calvary and get the shoes
Who is coming?
Army of the Potomac was coming
What happened at Gettysburg on the 1st of the 3 days?
July 1: Confederates gain the upper hand
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
What happened at Gettysburg on the 3rd of the 3 days?
-Lee makes big mistake
-thought Meade's line was weak and ordered an assault against it
Where did the key battle take place?
What happened at Cemetery Ridge?
-Union Army had gone silent
-Confederacy decided to charge
(Led by Gen. George Pickett)
What actions took place at Cemetery Ridge?
-Confederacy went up the hill
-Union artillery tore apart the charging Southerners
What happened to Pickett's men?
Half of the 13,000 men were dead or wounded
Why is this the bloodiest battle of the Civil War?
What was the result of the Gettysburg Battle?
-Boosted morale in the North
-drained Lee's army of men and material
What did Grant capture?
Vicksburg after a long seige
What do the confederate forces try to do?
Beat the Union Army at Chattanooga
What happened in the Trans-Mississippi West?
Native American tribes battled Union forces for land and resources
What happened March 1863?
A plan is hatched
How many men does Grant have?