July 3rd, 1863
The final day of Gettysburg rages in Pennsylvania. With Lieut. Gen. Ewell engaged at Culp’s Hill, Lee aims for a co-ordinated attack on the Federal left. After orders are misunderstood, he directs his attention on the Union centre at Cemetery Ridge. An artillery bombardment takes place upon it followed by the infamous ‘Pickett’s Charge’, a disaster for Confederate forces. A cavalry battle between Maj. Gen Stuart and Brig. Gen. Gregg also takes place East of Gettysburg.
The Battle of Gettysburg ends with approximately 23,000 Union casualties and between 20,000 and 28,000 Confederate casualties. After the Union victory, Lee retreats with his army back across into Virginia. He would no longer launch any major assaults on Northern soil. (x) (x) (x)