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前にも書いたことがありますが、日本人はゲティスバーグと聞くとリンカーンの演説をまず思い浮かべますが、あの演説が行われたのは激戦地であったからこそのようです。戦闘は1863年7月1日から3日まで行われたようで、リンカーンの演説は11月19日なので戦闘からある程度たってからのものだったのですね。

重要な戦闘で、今年は150周年にあたり、ヒストリーチャンネルの説明も充実しています。

Gettysburg Battles
The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War. After a great victory over Union forces at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee marched his Army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania in late June 1863. On July 1, the advancing Confederates clashed with the Union's Army of the Potomac, commanded by General George G. Meade, at the crossroads town of Gettysburg. The next day saw even heavier fighting, as the Confederates attacked the Federals on both left and right. On July 3, Lee ordered an attack by fewer than 15,000 troops on the enemy's center at Cemetery Ridge. The assault, known as "Pickett's Charge," managed to pierce the Union lines but eventually failed, at the cost of thousands of rebel casualties, and Lee was forced to withdraw his battered army toward Virginia on July 4.



Gettysburg Battles
Quick Facts

Riding high after Chancellorsville, Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia marched into Pennsylvania in June 1863. On July 1, 75,000 rebels clashed with George Meade's Army of the Potomac at the crossroads town of Gettysburg.

The next day saw heavier fighting, as the Confederates attacked the Federals on both left and right.

On July 3, Lee ordered an attack on the Union center by some 15,000 troops led by a division under George Pickett. "Pickett's Charge " pierced the enemy line but faltered, with deadly results.

Meade ordered no counterattack, leaving Lee to withdraw his decimated army late on July 4. A crushing defeat for the Confederacy, the battle helped turn the tide of war toward the Union.









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