Pickett’s Charge At Gettysburg, A Guide to the Most Famous Attack in American History by James A. Hessler and Wayne E. Motts


150 years after the event, the grand near-suicidal attack against the Union position on Cemetery Ridge still emotionally resonates with Gettysburg enthusiasts like no other aspect of the battle. On the afternoon of July 3, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered more than 12,000 Southern infantry to undertake what would become the most legendary charge in American military history. This attack, popularly but inaccurately known as Pickett s Charge, is often considered the turning point of the Civil War s seminal battle of Gettysburg.


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