Gettysburg Battle Simulator

Decision 3 of 4

Where to Attack With the 20,000 men of the Confederate I Corps?

It is noon on July 2, 1863.

Your most trusted general, James Longstreet, has arrived bringing with him two full divisions of troops. They have been marching all morning and can now be committed to battle. Union forces have also been arriving throughout the night and morning and have extended their flanks and increased their defensive preparations.

To the south, in a major oversight, the Union has apparently left the hills of "Little" and "Big Round Top" undefended. A major opportunity is at hand to flank the Union left.

However, while Union troops are more numerous in the East in the vicinty of the Baltimore Pike, your possession of Cemetery Hill affords some clear fields of fire on Union positions. Capturing Culp's Hill and turning the Union right flank south of Wolf Hill might allow the South to envelop part of the Union army.

Choice #1: Attack the Union left flank. Strike the exposed Union positions near the Peach Orchard while moving rapidly to occupy the key positions of Little and Big Round Top.

Choice #2: Attack the Union right flank. Move to the vicinity of Wolf Hill and assault both Culp's Hill and the Union line of communications along the Baltimore Pike.

Choice #1:

Attack the Union left near the Round Tops in the southwest.


Choice #2:

Attack the Union right to the south and west of Wolf Hill.