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Pickett’s Charge
Gettysburg—considered by many to be the greatest single Civil War battle—was fought on July 1–3, 1863. On July 3, some 15,000 Confederate soldiers, led by Major General George Pickett, attacked the Union position on Cemetery Ridge. Known as “Pickett’s Charge,” this clash marked the end of the Battle of Gettysburg. Union casualties were about 23,000 and Confederates numbered more than 20,000.
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