The Confederates Were Traitors Who Hated The U.S.

Pickett’s disastrous charge at the battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.

On July 3, 1863, the battle of Gettysburg culminated with Pickett’s charge. Lee ordered a major frontal assault on a well defended Union position. It was a big mistake because Pickett’s men were slaughtered. Pickett allegedly said after the disaster: “General Lee, I have no division.” The Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg in July 1863 were a major turning point in the Civil War. The Confederates were traitors who hated the U.S. and who fought for an evil cause. The Union victory in the Civil War led to freedom for the slaves and ultimately voting rights for African-Americans. Those gains are now under assault by a radicalized GOP. As Coretta Scott King said: “Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it in every generation.” Let’s remember that message and insist that the U.S. live up to the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence.

I’m a trial lawyer, a Democratic activist and a sports fan.