Midpoint of the War: May to July 1863

Gettysburg: The Second Day

What was the worst of it, from the Union point of view?

Chamberlain and his men had no way of knowing how the battle was going in other sectors. They only knew that they were the extreme left flank of Meade’s entire army and that they had to hold Little Round Top. Given the many times the Confederates had succeeded in desperate attacks, over the previous two years, the Union men were shaky.


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