Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge... What Was Lee Thinking?

Discussion in 'Civil War' started by Kate, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Kate

    Kate Active Member

    Anyone care to give an opinion on why you think General Lee thought the charge on the 3rd at Gettysburg was a good idea?

    I've stood there many times over the years and always have the same question when I see the open field and think of wave after wave of those gray uniforms marching toward certain death... right into the fire of the Northern troops.

    I don't get it. It didn't work at bloody Fredericksburg when the North tried the very same thing... surely that wasn't forgotten?

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