The surrender of Vicksburg, with the victory at the Battle of Gettysburg the previous day (July 3), greatly heartened the North and in fact marked the turning point of the war. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica This article was most recently revised and updated by Jeff Wallenfeldt, Manager, Geography and History.
Presentation on theme: "Battle of Gettysburg: Day 2 July 2, 1863"— Presentation transcript 2 Lee's Attack Plan on Day 2 Longstreet opposed ANY attack; Lee decides he cannot redeploy. Plan of Attack: Primary assault on Union left flank.
On the second day of the Battle Of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, General Robert E. Lee devised a plan for his Confederates to attack both flanks of the Union line on Cemetery Ridge. The result would be three hours of carnage that won nothing of tactical significance for his Army of Northern Virginia.
The Battle of Gettysburg was a 3 day battle between the Union (north) and the Confederates (south). This battle was primarily fought over economic and social differences, slaves, state vs. federal rights, and the election of Lincoln.