The first map to the left details the fighting that began late in the afternoon of July 2nd, 1863, around
4 PM to 6 PM. General Robert E. Lee orders General Longstreet to carry out the Confederate plan to smash the left flank of
the Union line. The Confederate movement is in echelon, like a wave, moving north up the union line. This map shows the Confederate
attacks on Devil's Den and Little Round Top, the furthest southern point of the Union line.
The second map on the left details the continued attack of General Longstreet's Corps on the Union left
flank late in the afternoon of July 2nd, 1863. On this map the Confederate attack spreads further north on the Union line
at The Wheatfield and The Peach Orchard where Union General Daniel E. Sickle's exposed Third Corp lines get smashed.
General Caldwell's first division of the Second Corps can be seen rushing south into The Wheatfield to try and help stem the
Confederate tidal wave.
The last map on the left details the position of the Union and Confederate lines at the end of the Confederate
attack on the Union left flank in the evening of July 2nd, 1863, 6 PM to Midnight. Though this marked the end of the Confederate
attack on the Union left flank, the Confederate attack on the Union right flank has just begun. The Confederate troops under
Generals Jubal Early and Edward Johnson begin their attack on the Union right flank at East Cemetary Hill and Culp's Hill.
Confederate General Rode's command can be seen on the map returning to town. This was due to General Rodes underestimating
the time it would take to march his five brigades out of the town and to the staging area for the Confederate attack. As a
result, by the time he arrived the Confederate attack had failed, and he pulled his division back to a safer position.