150 Years Ago Today: The Battle of Gettysburg & Pickett’s Charge

"During the morning of July 3, the Confederate infantry were…

“During the morning of July 3, the Confederate infantry were driven from their last toe-hold on Culp’s Hill. In the afternoon, after a preliminary artillery bombardment, Lee attacked the Union center on Cemetery Ridge. The Pickett-Pettigrew assault (more popularly, Pickett’s Charge) momentarily pierced the Union line but was driven back with severe casualties. Stuart’s cavalry attempted to gain the Union rear but was repulsed.”

Read more at CivilWar.org.

And for more on the weapons of the U.S. Civil War, check out GunsOfTheOldWest.com.

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