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N EWS FROM THE FRONT

T HE CONFEDERATE TIMES
V OLUME 1, I SSUE 1 J ULY 3, 1863

4,700 S OUTHERNERS KILLED AT GET TYSBURG F AST B ATTLE F ACTS


GETTYSBURG, PA– What Ewell had gone through federate men fought bravely
• 23,231 Southern Casu-
began as a small skirmish with the attack, it might the sweltering 90 degree
alties including:
with a probable Southern have caused the South to heat, but were tricked by
victory, ended three days win the battle. the Union army. On the
later with a stunned Con- third day after an • 4,708 killed,
12,693 wounded and
federate army in shreds. hour’s duel, the North
5,830 captured or
On a blistering July 1st, the deceived our men into missing
brilliant southerner, Gen- thinking that they
eral Lee, arrived on the were out of ammuni-
• Total number of
battlefield with 25,000 men tion. As the Confed- Northern soldiers:
to fight the Union’s 20,000. erate army marched 93,921
across the field to fin-
Although this battle be-
ish the battle, the Un-
gan small, it quickly esca- • Total number of
ion army opened up
lated into a massive war Southern soldiers:
on them and scarcely 71,699
effort to secure a victory.
half made it back to
General Lee instructed one
their own lines. In
of his commanders, General
Four Confederate soldiers lay dead total, Lee lost more than a
Richard Ewell to attack the
after battle. Photo: Alexander Gardner third brave, Southern men
Union troops that were
As of the armies on both before retreating to Vir-
positioned atop Cemetery
sides arrived by the end of ginia. Many mothers and
Hill. However, Ewell de-
that first night, the stage wives will morn this day as
cided not to attack after
was set for the brutal days the Union celebrates a
seeing all the Union’s artil-
that followed. Our Con- tragic victory.
lery. Experts say that if

“I S AW THE B AT TLE ”: O NE GIRL ’ S ACCOUNT


GETTYSBURG, PA- As come into her usually sleepy Ms. Pierce continued to
Tillie Pierce sat in her town and start “ransacking” watch the battle from the
school room on July 1st, the stores and homes for safety of her home with her
she would not have guessed food and supplies. While mother and two sisters and A map of Gettysburg, PA made by
that she would be witness- she admits she understood claims that she prayed for S. G. Elliott
ing one the most horrific that the men must be starv- both sides to stay safe.
battles of our generation ing and needing essentials, However, like all Union
just hours later. she maintains that she the supporters, she was thrilled
men were “not the Southern at the outcome of the battle
As Ms. Pierce tells it,
gentlemen she hears so despite the terrible losses
she saw the “rebel” troops
much about in stories.” on both sides.