From L-R General Lee's son, George Washington Custis-Lee, General Robert E. Lee, and Walter Taylor. This photograph was taken just days after his surrender at Appomattox by the famous Matthew Brady behind General Lee's home in Richmond, VA.
Battle of Gettysburg ends July 3rd 1863 On the third day of battle, July 3, fighting resumed on Culp's Hill, and cavalry battles raged to the east and south, but the main event was a dramatic infantry assault by 12,500 Confederates against the center of the Union line on Cemetery Ridge, known as Pickett's Charge. Lee led his army on a torturous retreat back to Virginia. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers from both armies were casualties in the three-day battle.
Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.