The Civil War, Day by Day

Morning Riders

The Battle of Gettysburg

It is a heavy responsibility for a brigadier. Today he will open the most decisive battle of the war, deciding the fate of the nation. The general knows that their position on Seminary Ridge must be held so the infantry can arrive, and he tells one of his brigadiers, “You will have to fight like the devil to do it!" And fight like the devil they will....

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