Could Pickett's Charge have won at Gettysburg?
What is it about?
We built a mathematical model to simulate the Confederate infantry attack on the last day of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. We then used the model to evaluate several decisions made by the commanders. What if Lee had put his reserves into the charge? What if Meade had not reinforced his line? What if the Confederate artillery had been better coordinated?
Why is it important?
The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the American Civil War. It provoked much controversy among the generals and politicians of the day. It continues to spark debate among historians and history buffs today. Could the Confederates have won, if they had done things differently?
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