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1The killer angels by michael shaara Historical fictionDramatizes the Battle of Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaJuly 1 - 3, 1863the most pivotal battle of the American civil war ( )The first major southern loss
2GEneral Robert E. Lee Commander, Army of Virginia A religious, honorable, prideful and beloved leader.Believes God brought the armies together to battle at Gettysburg.
3James “Pete” Longstreet Lee’s Right-Hand ManLogical, reasonable and intelligent, he understands modern military tacticsBelieves they should move to high ground
4The dashing general george pickett A Southern Gentleman Soldier (Aristocrat)Famous for Pickett’s Charge at GettysburgEagerly led 12,500 troops across almost one mile of open field under heavy enemy fire, most to their deaths.
5General Jeb Stuart Leader of the Cavalry The eyes of Lee’s Army Missing for days before and during the Battle of Gettysburg, leaving Lee to make the decision without his “eyes”.
6General Lewis Armistead Commander under PickettBeloved friend of Union General Winfield Hancock.Died of wounds sustained in Pickett’s charge against his best friend.
7Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Leader of the Union Army of the Potomac 20th Maine RegimentEmbodied the ideals of equality and courage.Held the important high ground at Little Round Top against overwhelming odds.
8Why They Fight --The North: To Save the Union To Free the Slaves For Freedom--The South: To Defend States’ RightsTo Defend their Homeland
9Confederate States (Seceded from the Union, 1860-1861) Below the Mason-Dixon Line
10The Conflict Was Named The Civil War (so-called by the North) The War Between the States (by the South)The War of Northern Aggression (by the South)Note: After 1865 it became common to refer to our nation as “The United States,” instead of “These United States.”
11Civil War Casualties: 620,000 men (more than all other American wars combined) UnionBattle deaths: 110,070Disease, etc.: 250,152Total 360,222ConfederateBattle deaths: 94,000Disease, etc.: 164,000Total 258,000Casualties At Gettysburg, July 4, : 51,112(23,049 Union and 28,063 Confederate)
13“Thus ended the great American Civil War, which must upon the whole be considered the noblest and least avoidable of all the great mass conflicts of which till then there was record.”--Winston ChurchillA History of the English-Speaking Peoples
14ThemesThe soldiers who fought in the Civil War faced brutal death with courage and honor, fighting and following orders even when it seemed hopeless.Confederate Generals Lee, Longstreet, Pickett and Armistead were aristocratic gentlemen who made decisions at Gettysburg based on the ideals of honor, duty, pride, and religious faith.Union Colonel Lawrence Chamberlain led his men at Gettysburg by embodying the ideals of equality, respect, and courage.
15New Vocabulary Words Skirmishers Pickets Caissons Canister Artillery CavalryEntrenchmentsBayonetCourt-martialMilitia
16Works Cited"Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain." The Battle of Gettysburg & The American Civil War. 27 May 2009 <http://www.brotherswar.com/Civil_War_Quotes_4e.htm>."General James Longstreet." Son Of The South. 27 May 2009 <http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/James_Longstreet.htm>."General Lewis Armistead." Son Of The South. 27 May 2009 <http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/Lewis_Amistead.htm>."George Pickett :: Confederate Officers and Soldiers :: American Civil War Pictures." The American Civil War Pictures Database - Civil war photos and images. 27 May 2009 <http://www.civilwar-pictures.com/g/confederate-soldiers-officers/george_pickett>."Joshua Chamberlain." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 27 May 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Chamberlain>."Pickett's Charge." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 27 May 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickett%27s_Charge>."Robert E. Lee Picture." Son Of The South. 27 May 2009 <http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/robert-e-lee-pictures/robert-e-lee-picture.htm>.