The Extraordinary Story of the Battle of Gettysburg




Leister HouseHaving been basically successful in 2 days of battle with the Union army, General Lee, believing his army was invincible and undefeatable, decided to attack what he thought to be the weakest position of the Union line the next day. At the same time General Meade held a council of war with his Corp commanders and decided to remain in a defensive position for the battle anticipated the next day. Thus the decision made by both commanders would lead to one of the most famous days of the American Civil War. Picture left: Home of widow Lydia Leister, which was used as Meade's headquarters and the Union council of war.




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