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1863 The Killer Angels Key Terms Skirmish Line Mortar Key People Winfield Hancock George Meade Joseph Hooker John Pemberton William Rosecrans Key Places Gettysburg Vicksburg Chancellorsville Murfreesboro Chickamauga Chattanooga By 1863 people were already saying that the war would last forever There were already over 200000 casualties or a little more than all the casualties suffered in World War One by the U S Over 100000 men were dead and another 50000 were crippled for life The rest of the men were well enough to return to battle many of them to be killed or wounded later In the Union Abe Lincoln was aspiring to find a general who could win a battle but he wouldnt find one until June In the South Jeff Davis was happy with the way things were going especially since England and France were about to side with the Confederacy In early 1863 Lincoln replaced Burnside with Gen Joseph Fighting Joe Hooker A smart and aggressive corp commander he seemed able to battle Marse Robert or Robert E Lee Hooker immediately conceived a plan which would turn Lees flank or go around Lees flank and get in his rear and position Hooker in the right place to end the war The plan started out fine Hooker leaving 30000 men at Fredricksburg to occupy Lee while he marched over 100000 men around Lees flank Hooker was in the perfect position to destroy Lee but he waited Lee split his 60000-man army into two wings of 45000 and 15000 respectfully Lee then attacked Hookers main body stopping it Lee then divided up his 45000 men into two groups of 20000 and 25000 men Gen Thomas Jackson took the 25000 men around Hookers right flank crashing into the Union and driving them back two miles before being stopped Jackson himself was injured that night and died 16 days later in the house of a nearby family Lee wrote to
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