Skip to comments.150 years ago today -- the Gettysburg campaign begins
Posted on 06/10/2013 3:07:23 PM PDT by lowbridge
On June 10, 1863, the lead troops of General Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia left the armys staging area near Culpeper Court House, Virginia and began a march northward.
Their destination: Pennsylvania where Lee hoped to win a major battle on Northern soil and end the Civil War with a Southern victory.
Soon his army would be trailed by his main Northern adversary, the Federal Army of the Potomac. Ahead of both armies, across the Potomac River and in the heartland of southern Pennsylvania, lay the quiet crossroads town of Gettysburg, which would become the site of the largest battle ever fought in North America.
It would also prove to be decisive battle of the American Civil War.
The war would continue for almost two more years until it claimed 620,000 American lives, but by many measures the battle of Gettysburg was its turning point.
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Thanks for the correction. Not sure why they even cast Martin Sheen. He was terrible. I can understand why everyone was excited when Duvall got picked for the sequel (can it properly be called that?).
Some wanted Lee to disperse the army so soldiers could disperse to the hills and carry on a guerrilla war. The surrender put an end to that talk and the war.