NAT GEO Gettysburg Battle
On July 3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg ended with a decisive Union victory. The Battle of Gettysburg would emerge as the turning point in the U.S. Civil War, often regarded the Confederacyâ€™s last, best chance for an ultimate victory.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, became the â€œHigh-Water Mark of the Confederacy.â€ This is not just a metaphor, but an actual location nicknamed â€œthe Angleâ€ in the Cemetery Ridge section of the Gettysburg battlefield. Hundreds of meters from the Angle, Confederate General Robert E. Lee ordered troops under General George Pickett to attack a Union stronghold. The High-Water Mark was the furthest north Pickettâ€™s soldiers forced the Union to retreat, although nearly all Confederate soldiers were quickly captured or killed....( more )