The culmination of three bloody days of battle, the largest battle EVER fought on American soil, was the valiant, almost impossible, Pickett's Charge. The fate of a Nation rested on its results. Lee's invasion of the North poised the Confederacy on
the brink of independence. A severed nation, weary of war, surely would have capitulated had Lee & Pickett succeeded.
Perhaps fifteen thousand seasoned Civil War veterans, mostly from Virginia and North Carolina, paraded, in formation, across a mile wide stretch
of field, directly into the blazing guns of entrenched Union forces. It was THE decisive moment of our Civil War. As they approached certain death, the marchers broke into a charge. The high water mark of the Confederacy was at hand!