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Lq 3 At Gettysburg, how did the decision of Daniel Sickles (July 2nd) impact his soldiers, other soldiers, the battle and the war?

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1 Lq 3 At Gettysburg, how did the decision of Daniel Sickles (July 2nd) impact his soldiers, other soldiers, the battle and the war?

2 What do you remember about General Daniel Sickles?

3 Daniel Sickles Decisions, Decisions But General Meade, this is higher ground!

4 Daniel Sickles Decisions, Decisions With your table group, discuss the following questions.   How did this strengthen the Union position or his corps’ position?   What problems would this cause?

5 Daniel Sickles Decisions, Decisions Problems  Divided Army; Multiple Flanks

6 Daniel Sickles Decisions, Decisions Problems  Divided Army; Multiple Flanks  Difficult Communication

7 Daniel Sickles Decisions, Decisions Problems  Divided Army; Multiple Flanks  Difficult Communication  Little Round Top wide open

8 At Gettysburg, how did the decision of Daniel Sickles (July 2) impact his soldiers, other soldiers, the battle and the war? Impact on His Soldiers At approximately 3PM, Confederate General James Longstreet ordered his corps to attack Sickles new position and take Little Round Top Heavy Fighting = Heavy Casualty Rates   The Wheatfield   The Peach Orchard   Devil’s Den   Little Round Top   9 th Massachusetts – John Bigelow Casualty Rate = 42%

9 Daniel Sickles Decisions, Decisions

10 Impact on Other Soldiers Reinforcements   John Caldwell’s Division (2 nd Corps) Called to reinforce the Union position in the Wheatfield Brigades (Edward Cross,Patrick Kelly, Samuel Zook & John Brooke)   Sykes 5 th Corps Called to reinforce the area of Little Round Top Key Players (Strong Vincent, Joshua Chamberlain, Stephen Weed, Patrick O’Rorke) At Gettysburg, how did the decision of Daniel Sickles (July 2) impact his soldiers, other soldiers, the battle and the war? As a result of how he handled this situation, Caldwell will lose his command! As a result of the fighting on July 2 nd, Cross, Zook, Vincent, Weed and O’Rorke will lose their lives!

11 Daniel Sickles Decisions, Decisions Caldwell V Corps

12 Impact on the Battle The impact on the battle is up for debate. Sickles Take on the Battle   Sickles is wounded in the battle and loses part of his leg.   By July 4 th, he is in Washington, D.C. spinning his decision to make him the hero of Gettysburg. He is awarded the Medal of Honor and returns to a life in politics. At Gettysburg, how did the decision of Daniel Sickles (July 2) impact his soldiers, other soldiers, the battle and the war? This takes all credit away from George Meade who is the first leader of the Army of the Potomac to win.

13 Impact on the War It is difficult to accurately describe the impact of this decision on the war. Example: Did the loss of Sickles as a commander hurt the Union’s chances of winning? What is undeniable is that the Battle of Gettysburg is a turning point in the war At Gettysburg, how did the decision of Daniel Sickles (July 2) impact his soldiers, other soldiers, the battle and the war?

14 Ticket out the Door Following the Battle of Gettysburg (2 days later), Daniel Sickles made his way to Washington, D.C. telling people about his actions at Gettysburg. He claims that his movement of the 3 rd Corps ultimately led to the victory at Gettysburg. Type 2 Writing 2 & 2 Write a paragraph of at least 5 sentences to either support or refute Sickles claims that he is the “savior” of the Union army at Gettysburg. Support your stance with 2 pieces of specific evidence (underlined).


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