Battle Of Gettysburg Essay Research Paper I

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Battle Of Gettysburg Essay, Research Paper I have chosen to write about the battle of Gettysburg, because I found the American Civil War very interesting and I want to know more about that particularly battle mentioned above. I have seen one of many movies that been made over the battle of Gettysburg, it is the best and most realistic movie ever made over the battle. With this report I want to learn more about the battle than I already know, because there is a lot more in this subject for example why the it was at Gettysburg the bloodiest battle were fought and why the Confederate army lost the battle and not the Union army. Statement of problem I want to describe how the battle began and why it was at Gettysburg, plus analyse why it became the bloodiest battle under the

American Civil War. Finally I want to estimate why the Civil War lasted about two more years after the three days bloody battle ended and could the war have had another outcome if the Confederate won over the Union. How did the battle began and why at Gettysburg Robert E. Lee, became more and more courageous after every decisive victory, it really became serious when he won two big battles at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, then his mind started to consider turning against North and he did and he first battle on the movement he won at Shenadore Valley. His plan was to march on the West side of the Blue Ridge mountains with the purpose to hide his movements from the Union army. His army, whom counted 62.000 soldiers, would go into the state known as West Virginia and

therefrom further North at Maryland and Pennsylvania. When he had penetrated these areas he would go for one of the largest town as Philadelphia or preferably Washington D.C., because if they could win the battle they would introduce President Lincoln for a letter from President Davis, a letter about making peace between the Unions and Confederates states. As written it was not the plan to go anyway near Gettysburg if General A.P. Hills division was not in such a need of shoes and therefor they were forced to march to Gettysburg for the needed supplies. General Henry Heth asked Lee for permission to march back to Gettysburg and clear Gettysburg from the Unions cavalry, but they did not know that the Union cavalry counted 2.500 men and under command of general John Buford. What

Lee did not know was that the some Union units had spied his movements since his last battle at Shenadore Valley and thousands and thousands Union troops were about to move in on him. Now the biggest and greatest battle was about to start and as many people think this was the turning point in the Civil War. Why did it became the bloodiest battle under the Civil War First day (July 1st 1863) Lee?s right hand, General J.E.B. Stuart the leader of the Confederate cavalry was in Cumberland Valley in attempt of finding some horses, that means that Lee was ?blind? because of missing information about the Union army for example how many men they got and their positions. Stuart would first arrive late at the battles second day, therefor many believes that he became Lee?s scapegoat.

General Heth?s men reached the outskirts of Gettysburg early morning and attacked General Buford?s waiting cavalry, which soon got reinforcement from General John F. Retnold?s division, who was killed that day by a sniper, he was the highest officer that died under the battle. Heth succeeded to delay the Confederate army so much that the rest of the Union army could arrive, but the day was on the Confederate army sides, it was a very good start of the battle for Lee. He had captured about 5.000 Union soldiers, two generals and three artillery units. The Union arrived and sealed all the range of hills and the Confederate genereal?s was not save with that, they would rather have them on open land, but Lee insisted, that here was the enemy and here the battle should be fought Second