Tuesday, July 2, 2013

More Gettysburg

If you are unable to make it to Gettysburg this week (or if you have deliberately decided to avoid the crowds), the Civil War Trust  is tweeting all the events of the Battle of Gettysburg over the next few days.  Here is a taste:
  1. Soldiers await battle as the armies move into position.Learn about the opposing generals
  2. US Gen. George Meade fortifies Cemetery Ridge, Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill. Lee plans to strike all 3. Map:
  3. Lee wonders where the CS cavalry has gone--been away for days.W/out equine intel, Lee doesn't know that the enemy has been reinforced.
  4. Yesterday, 1/2 of the CS army soundly defeated 1/3 of the US army. Today, most of both armies are on the field.
  5. Nightfall. Reinforcements for both sides rush to the field. Quiz here: