The union line occupied Culp’s Hill, which is found in the northwest of Gettysburg.
The plan of Lee establishing the second division was to create a demonstration against the federal troops and attack the army if any opportunity emerged.2.
Attacks on the Union left flank General Meade was forced to reinforce his army with almost 20,000 soldiers after receiving information that the Longstreet division was attacking Union III Corps.
Having prior knowledge that the confederates would emerge from the west marching into Gettysburg on the morning of July 1, the army of Meade formed a defense in three distinct positions in nature that would offer resistance to General Lee’s approaching army.
The three ridges of defense situated in the West of the town were Seminary Ridge, Herr Ridge, and Mc Pherson Ridge.
The penetration of the federal army into the territory of the Union army was a major blow to Lee’s army after the attacking of the Devil’s Den.
During the attack on the Union left flank, the III Corps was destroyed and the leading general’s leg was amputated.The 20, 000 soldiers encompassed the entire Caldwell division, which is the II Corps and XII and the newly recruited soldier forming the VI Corps.The plan obtained from General Lee was not adhered to by most of the divisions consisting of Hood’s division, which decided to move easterly, hence creating more room for the penetration of the confederate army (Burgan 121).Upon reaching Gettysburg, Lee’s army was already ambushed in the three ridges hence already weakened. For this reason, most of the armies arrived on the evening of first and the morning of July 2.The second, third, fourth and fifth unions arrived and the XII Corps arrived on July 2, hence the war commencing to the second day.The key aim of General Lee was to influence the Northern politician into giving up the fight, hence penetrating into Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and even Harrisburg.However, at the moment, president Abraham Lincoln pushed the army in pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia under General Meade after firing General Joseph Hooker.The two armies collided on 1 July in Gettysburg, going through the second day and ending on the 3rd day (Allison 26). First day of battle July 1, 1963 was the first day of the battle of Gettysburg whereby General Lee assembled his entire army and attacked Gettysburg with the aim of destroying the opposing army after engaging strongly with his army.The first day of the battle was the most vital day that involved a vigorous war between the two conflicting armies.The war began on July 1 and ended on the 3rd of the same month.For the reason of the largest number of causalities obtained during the war, it was vivid that the people of America referred to the battle of Gettysburg as the turning point for the country (Burgan 63).