Lee Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. Section 32 of the cemetery is in the foreground.
While both armies were licking their wounds and reorganizing, Hooker, Lincoln, and Halleck debated Union strategy. They were thus engaged when Lee headed north again on June 5, What his ultimate target may have been remains a historical mystery; he never told anyone.
There were again heavy losses on both sides. On the third day Lee was determined to attack. The Southern spearhead broke through and penetrated the ridge, but there it could do no more. Critically weakened by artillery during their approach, formations hopelessly tangled, lacking reinforcement, and under savage attack from three sides, the Southerners retreated, leaving 19 battle flags and hundreds of prisoners.
On July 4 Lee waited to meet an attack that never came. That night, taking advantage of a heavy rain, he started retreating toward Virginia. Though Meade has been criticized for not destroying the enemy by a vigorous pursuit, he had stopped the Confederate invasion and won a critical three-day battle.
Library of Congress, Washington, D. Dedication of the National Cemetery at the site in November was the occasion of Pres. The battlefield became a national military park inand jurisdiction passed to the National Park Service in Abraham Lincoln, hatless, is seated left of centre.The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to July 3, , is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War.
After a great victory over Union forces at Chancellorsville.
Watch video · The Battle of Chancellorsville, fought from April 30 to May 6, , is widely considered to be Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory during the American Civil War. Nov 18, · This lesson will look at an overview of the battle of Gettysburg, on of the most well known battles during the civil war.
This lesson will discuss the background and the events and basic facts.
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The Washington Civil War Association organizes The Battle At Deep Creek, a Civil War reenactment at a farm on the West Plains.
Formal battles are staged daily and period clothing and camping skills are observed through the weekend.