Battle of Gettysburg Civil War Print

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SKU: 07 civil war

An archival premium Quality art Print of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg drawn by Thulstrop and illustrated by Prang and Company in 1885 for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artwork portrays the Battle of Gettysburg, which is the most well known battle of the Civil War period and the turning point, with the momentum shifting away from the South to the North. General Robert E. Lee, hoping to drive the war Northward and away from his war ravaged state of Virginia, began his Gettysburg campaign, his 2nd attempt to invade the Union. He also was hoping to collect supplies in the abundant rich Pennsylvania farmland, as the South was already running out of natural resources and food for the troops. He thought that if he could be successful in this campaign the citizens of the war weary North would also want to start peace talks. So on June 01, 1863 General Robert E. Lee concentrated his full strength against General George C. Mead's Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg, the county seat of Adams County Pennsylvania. Confederate forces converged on the town from West and North, driving Union Soldiers back through the streets to Cemetery Hill. On July 02, Lee attempted to envelop the Federals, striking at the Peach Orchard, Wheatfield, Devils Den, Round Top, Culp's Hill and East Cemetery Hill, but to make a long story short, he failed. During the morning of July 03, the Confederate Infantry was driven from their last toe hold on Culp's Hill. In the pm, the Confederates were briefly successful in piercing the Union Line on Cemetery Ridge with Pickett's Charge, however in the end were driven back with severe casualties. On July 04, Lee knew he was beaten and began withdrawing the CSA Army towards Williamsport on the Potomac River. His train of wounded Confederate Soldiers stretched for 14 miles. In this major battle of the Civil War, the North had 94,000 soldiers engaged and had 23,000 killed or wounded, while the South had 72,000 men engaged and had 28,000 killed or wounded. General Stonewall Jackson had died two months previous, which was a big loss for General Lee at this battle and the rest of the Civil War. Civil War art print #07

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