Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg--The Second Day

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print December 1987 | ISBN: 9780807817490
Published online July 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781469603049

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This chapter summarizes the events of 2 July 1863. The Confederate assault that General Meade had feared would take place before his army was assembled had been delivered and repulsed. The casualties had been heavy, but that was the price of waging war. Furthermore, by the end of that day's battle practically the entire Army of the Potomac was at hand and available for use. General Lee's opportunity to win a decisive victory at Gettysburg had all but passed when complete success had eluded his attacking divisions on the afternoon and evening of 2 July.

Keywords: Gettysburg; Civil War; Confederates; Union; Meade; Lee; Army of the Potomac

Chapter.  6789 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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