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Pickett's Charge—The Last Attack at Gettysburg$
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Earl J. Hess

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780807826485

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807898390_hess

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Epilogue Making Sense of Pickett's Charge

Epilogue Making Sense of Pickett's Charge

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(p.385) Epilogue Making Sense of Pickett's Charge
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Pickett's Charge—The Last Attack at Gettysburg
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Earl J. Hess

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807898390_hess.13

This chapter takes another look at the preparations for Pickett's Charge in order to address two questions: Was Pickett's Charge the high-water mark of the Confederacy, the turning point of the war? And, a related question, could the attack have succeeded? The chapter concludes that, symbolically, Pickett's Charge was the high-water mark of Lee's army as a whole. Win or lose, those Rebels who tried to break the Second Corps line came to be admired by people on both sides of the valley that symbolically separated North and South for a few hours in July 1863.

Keywords:   Civil War, battle of Gettysburg, Confederates, Rebels

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