Events for Tuesday 3rd July 2012
On This Day in History
Pickett's Charge3rd July 1863
During the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, on the morning of July 3, the Confederate infantry were driven from their last toe-hold on Culp’s Hill. In the afternoon, after a preliminary artillery bombardment, Lee attacked the Union center on Cemetery Ridge. The Pickett-Pettigrew assault (more popularly, Pickett’s Charge) momentarily pierced the Union line but was driven back with severe casualties.
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