Class Notes

 On the second day of Gettysburg, Lee ordered attacks against both Union flanks. Ewell commanded the troops that hit the North’s right flank. During this battle the 1st Minnesota Regiment ran short on ammunition and so charged the enemy instead. They lost 215 of their 262 men but won the day and stopped the attack. The 1st Minnesota were heroes but would soon be forgotten as they were overshadowed by a similar charge that happened on the Union’s left flank by Lawrence Chamberlain and the 20th Maine.

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