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The Battle of Gettysburg
Transcript of The Battle of Gettysburg
Maj. Gen. Henry Heth approaches from West
Engages the Enemy
Pushes Union cavalry from Herr Rodge to McPherson Ridge Union forces continue losing men
Gen. Howard orders retreat to Cemetary Hill
Gen. Lee orders that the hill be taken "if practicable"
Lt. Gen. Ewell disagrees Union forces span Western flank
Col. Strong Vincent holds Little Round Top
Has 4 small regiments at his disposal
Resists multiple assaults by Confederates Gen. Lee wants to renew attack
Union delivers massive artillery fire before Confederates are prepared
Confederates move in by foot
Massive Union Artillery fire is delivered from Cemetery Hill and Little Round Top
Commander at Union Center holds artillery fire
Upon Confederate approach, delivers unexpected artillery fire This decision to hold fire and surprise the enemy results in.... DRAMATIC BLOW TO CONFEDERATE ARMY Absence of Unity of Command in Confederate Forces results in the loss of tactical grounds which later play a key role in their defeat. Economy of Force by the Union enables them to take tactical terrain. Surprise attacks by the Union Army result in their Victory.