July 3, 1863: Longstreet's Misgivings -- and Pickett's Charge

By Carl M. Cannon - July 3, 2014

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On this day 151 years ago, two great armies amassed for one final day of battle just outside a Pennsylvania town no one had ever heard of before -- and would never forget afterward. The heat and humidity were stifling. The aura of death was worse. As dawn broke in Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, the men on the scene knew they were part of something profound. Some of the soldiers had premonitions they...

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