Pickett's Charge ended the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.  Its futility was predicted by the charge's commander, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, and it was arguably an avoidable mistake from which the Southern war effort never fully recovered psychologically.

Pickett's Charge ended the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Its futility was predicted by the charge's commander, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, and it was arguably an avoidable mistake from which the Southern war effort never fully recovered psychologically.

Gettysburg - Pickett's Charge, July 3, 1863 - 2:00 - 2:30PM

Gettysburg - Pickett's Charge, July 3, 1863 - 2:00 - 2:30PM

Gettysburg - Pickett's Charge  Robert E. Lee met General Meade at Gettysburg and drove out the confederates.

Gettysburg - Pickett's Charge Robert E. Lee met General Meade at Gettysburg and drove out the confederates.

Survivors of Pickett's Charge walk the field their comrades fell upon. Gettysburg 50th anniversary, July 3, 1913.

Survivors of Pickett's Charge walk the field their comrades fell upon. Gettysburg 50th anniversary, July 3, 1913.

Gettysburg - Pickett's Charge, July 3, 1863 - 2:00 - 2:30PM

Gettysburg - Pickett's Charge, July 3, 1863 - 2:00 - 2:30PM

These men are a part of 50 Southerners who showed up at Gettysburg in 1913---- on the 50th anniversary of the battle. They survived the war, of course. But neater still, they are walking up Pickett's Charge, where they walked 50 years before and survived! And there weren't many of those even in 1863.

These men are a part of 50 Southerners who showed up at Gettysburg in 1913---- on the 50th anniversary of the battle. They survived the war, of course. But neater still, they are walking up Pickett's Charge, where they walked 50 years before and survived! And there weren't many of those even in 1863.

Gettysburg - Pickett's Charge, July 3, 1863 - 2:00 - 2:30PM

Gettysburg - Pickett's Charge, July 3, 1863 - 2:00 - 2:30PM

Civil War Musician Sword. At the museum, it had a notation that the sword was "found behind Confederate lines after the third day's battle (Pickett's Charge)".

Civil War Musician Sword. At the museum, it had a notation that the sword was "found behind Confederate lines after the third day's battle (Pickett's Charge)".

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