July 1‚Äì3, 1863, The Battle of Gettysburg. A decisive victory for the Union and the turning point of the war
Union Maj. Gen. George Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Fierce fighting raged for 3 days across positions such as; Little Round Top, the Wheatfield, Devil's Den, the Peach Orchard, Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.
The third day of battle saw one of the most dramatic infantry assaults in American history. 12,500 Confederates attacked the centre of the Union line on Cemetery Ridge, known as Pickett's Charge this assault was repelled by Union rifle and artillery fire, at great loss to the Confederate army.
Some 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers from both armies became casualties in the three-day battle, the most costly in US history.
This set depicts some of the key positions fought over during this decisive period of history.
This set contains:
- 1x Cemetery Gatehouse (M502)
- 1x Seminary (M503)
- 1x Thompson House (M504)
- 1x Slyder Stable Barn (M505)
- 2x North American Rail Fence (M508) (x16 lengths at 5" each), enough to cover a length of approx. 80"
Supplied unassembled and unpainted in kit form with full instructions.
Any models or accessories shown are for scale purposes only and are not included.
|4x buildings, 80" of rail fence