Category:Pickett's Charge

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Pickett's Charge was an infantry assault ordered by Confederate General Robert E. Lee against Maj. Gen. George G. Meade's Union positions on Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863, the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Its futility was predicted by the charge's commander, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, and it was arguably an avoidable mistake from which the Southern war effort never fully recovered psychologically. The farthest point reached by the attack has been nicknamed the high-water mark of the Confederacy.

Pickett's Charge 
1863 infantry assault in U.S. Civil War
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Instance of battle
Part of American Civil War
LocationGettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania
39° 48′ 45.36″ N, 77° 14′ 11.76″ W
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