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ON THIS DAY: 1863, General Robert E. Lee Orders His Troops to Advance Towards Gettysburg

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.29.21

On June 29th, 1863, General Robert E. Lee directed his Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to advance on the small town of Gettysburg in rural Pennsylvania.

Lee had done the unthinkable and invaded the North. Less than five days later he would suffer the most consequential defeat in American history, a loss that cleared the path for the Union Army to win the Civil War.

On the morning of July 1, advance units of both forces came into contact with each other just outside of Gettysburg. The sound of battle attracted other units, and by noon the conflict was underway.

The bloody battle waged for another two days.

Out of desperation, Lee ordered “Pickett’s Charge.” The maneuver will go down as one of the worst military decisions of the entire war.

Both armies, exhausted, held their positions until the night of July 4, when Lee withdrew.

The Army of the Potomac was too weak to pursue the Confederates, and Lee led his army out of the North, never to invade it again.

In its totality, the Civil War was fought in 10,000 places from Vermont to Arizona, claiming the lives of 700,000 Americans.

 

HISTORIC CHOICE? President Says He May Deliver GOP Acceptance Speech at Gettysburg

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.10.20

President Trump announced Monday he may deliver his party’s nomination acceptance speech at the battlefield memorial in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; a site where 50 thousand Americans fell within three days of armed conflict during the Civil War.

“We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two locations – The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C. We will announce the decision soon!” posted the President.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1292872318562205699

The other location could be a subdued address from the White House due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and financial recovery.

 

HOLLYWEIRD: History Genius Rob Reiner Says Gettysburg a Site to ‘Celebrate Devotion to White Supremacy’

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.11.20

Far-left comedian and director Rob Reiner confused millions of followers on social media this week; calling President Trump’s possible address at the Gettysburg battlefield a “celebration of his devotion to White Supremacy.”

The site marked a crucial defeat for the Confederacy and General Robert E. Lee. More than 50,000 Americans fell over three days of fighting; more than the entire American revolution.

“Trump brilliantly narrows down the location of his acceptance speech. Either break yet another law and do it at the WH, or do it at Gettysburg and celebrate your devotion to White Supremacy,” posted Reiner on Twitter.

 

“We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two locations – The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C. We will announce the decision soon!” posted the President Monday.

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