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Decision 4 of 4
The Last Day of Battle: Where Will You Make Your Final Attack?
It is early morning on July 3, 1863.
During the evening of July 2-3, the last, fresh division of the Army of North Virginia arrived under the command of General George Pickett (left). Other divisions of A. P. Hill's III Corps, which fought on the first day of battle, are reformed and rested and available for action.
Your army is tired and bloodied, but you have a final opportunity to make one more strong attack. You have two choices. Do you:
Choice #1: Attack the Union left near the Round Tops. The Union center is too well-defended with artillery and breastworks, and too easy for the Federals to reinforce. The Union may be weakest just near the Round Tops and a successful attack could threaten to encircle the Northerners.
Choice #2: Attack the Union right near Wolf Hill. The area near Rock Creek Bridge has not been vigorously assaulted and while the terrain is more difficult to traverse, a successful attack could threaten encirclement and force the Union army to withdraw.
Attack the Union left near the Round Tops.
Attack the Union right flank near Wolf Hill.