Gettysburg Battle Simulator

Decision 2 of 4

Result: Minor Confederate Victory

General Ewell and his division commanders examine Cemetery Hill from afar and determine that Union forces have rallied and thrown up breastworks to defend the hill. Looking at his exhausted men, Ewell decides that an attack would be too costly and its chances for success too uncertain. Besides, the taking of Culp's Hill affords a strong position from which to begin any new attacks tomorrow.

Patrols are sent around both Union flanks, which determine that the Union has established very strong defenses on Cemetery Hill as well as along Cemetery Ridge. Little other information is obtained due to the fatigue of the foot soldiers, numerous casualties, and the lack of Confederate cavalry trained in reconaissance.