Midpoint of the War: May to July 1863

Gettysburg: The Third Day

How long was Pickett’s line?

Ten brigades were assembled. Edward Porter Alexander sketched them as follows:

Brockenbrough, Davis, McGowan, Archer, Garnett, Kemper

Lane, Scales, Armistead,


Off they marched, roughly 14,000 Confederates engaged in the single most desperate military venture of the war, perhaps even of the century.


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