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" relatively undefended. A major opportunity is at hand to flank the Union left.

Union troops are more numerous and fortified in the East just south of Cemetery and Culp's Hill as well as along the Baltimore Pike. However, since you hold the hills in this area, it allows you clear fields of fire on Union positions and the ability to easily see Union movements. Attacking further south from Culp's Hill and capturing major parts of the Baltimore Pike might allow the Southern army to put itself between Washington, D.C. and 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 Union forces south of 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.