Battle Of Gettysburg: Summary

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The day begins with Robert Edward Lee emerging from his tent. A spy has arrived at the camp and gives the Generals information on the Union’s position. Lee and Taylor both don’t trust spies and ignore the advice the spy has given them. J. E. B. Stuart still hasn’t reported anything back, leading them to believe there is nothing worthy of reporting. Lee decides that if he doesn 't hear back from Stuart by the evening he will send for Stuart. Taylor tells Robert Edward Lee that General Hill is taking his lead Division to Gettysburg. General Perrington believes he saw the Union cavalry in Gettysburg, but General Hill has discarded this observation as a result of Perrington being overly eager. Lee does not want any fighting until the army is concentrated.…show more content…
Chamberlain and his men are tasked with defending the southeast area of Little Round Top. The regiment begins building a stone wall. Chamberlain convinces three prisoners to join them in their fight. The Confederates attacks and Chamberlain wants to ask Morrill if he is unharmed. The second battle starts quickly after. In the battle Kilrain and Chamberlain are both injured. Chamberlain comes up with a new plan designed to push the Confederates back. The soldiers proceed to carry out this plan. However the Twentieth Maine is weak, and they are also running out of ammunition. Finally, the day 's fight has ended and the regiment has lost one third of its men. Rice tells Chamberlain to move his men to Big Round…show more content…
Longstreet makes one last futile attempt to convince Lee of his idea. However, Lee believes that the line of the Union will break. When Lee is getting ready he discovers that the Union has already attacked Ewell. The battle begins and Lee decides to charge the Union center. Longstreet knows that Lee’s plan is bound to fail, but Lee doesn’t listen to him. Longstreet knows that Lee will not let him be discharged as commander of the attack, so he doesn’t ask. The depressed Longstreet continues with his duties. Longstreet proceeds to explain his plan, and the listeners are inspired by
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