The Civil War Art of Mort
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General Ben McCullogh, CSA.
The Battle of Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861.
Men of Valor
They were defending their homes from invasion and fighting for
Less than 20% of southerners owned slaves.
and the 20th Maine
Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, US.
Chamberlain would be wounded seven times during his service to
the Union Army, eventually being promoted to the rank of General.
Gen. James Longstreet, CSA.
After "Stonewall" Jackson's death, Longstreet served as Lee's
Second-In-Command for the duration of the Civil War.
July 3, 1863
"Steady, Boys, Steady!"
Brigadier General Lewis Armistead, CSA.
Armistead leads his Virginia troops into battle for the last time.
He was mortally wounded while assaulting a position held by his
West Point classmate Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, US.
The battle of Gettysburg, and potentially the entire war in the
East, would be determined by the outcome of Pickett's Charge.
Breaking the Union line would shatter their structure and leave
Washington, DC vulnerable to capture.
Around 15,000 Confederate soldiers took part the event which would
become known as the "High Water Mark" of
the Confederacy. Never again would the South be so close
to winning the Civil War.
After marching across 1 mile of open terrain, the Confederate forces
grips with the Union line on Cemetary Ridge at a point known as
Nearly all of the Confederate officers participating in the charge
detail from "It's All My Fault."
As the shattered remnants of Pickett's division stumble back to
General Lee meets them to assume responsibility for the defeat
and the virtual destruction of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Tears streaming, the exhauted southerners beg permission to try
but their beloved commander cannot bear to let them.
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