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This Day In History July 3, 1863 – American Civil War: Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg

  On this day in 1863, troops under Confederate General George Pickett begin a massive attack against the center of the Union lines on the climactic third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the largest engagement of the war.   For the first two days of the battle, General Robert E. Lee’s Army of …

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This Day In History July 1, 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg begins

Clashing standards

  The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion”, Gettysburg was the war’s bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It was also the inspiration …

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