Initial Confederate Assault on the Second Day
"Encouraged by the successful issue of the engagement of the first day, and in view of the valuable results that would ensure from the defeat of the army of General Meade, it was thought advisable to renew the attack."
-General Robert E. Lee, July 2nd, 1863
July 2nd, 1863, 4:00 P.M....Three divisions of the Confederate Army attacked the Union left flank and center. The attack commenced from the Confederate right flank with 7,300 men from Hood's division of Longstreet's Corps. The Confederates emerged from Warfield Ridge and crossed Bushman Farm and Big Round Top areas to attack the Union left flank at Little Round Top and the Rose Farm woods.
Eisenhower National Historic Site
In 1950 General Dwight Eisenhower purchased the above farm on the edge of the battlefield. Even Eisenhower's later responsibilities as 34th President of the United States did not dampen his enthusiasm for the "only home we ever owned." He and his wife Mamie closely supervised the farm's development and operation with the intent to "...leave the place better than I found it."
To visit the Eisenhower Farm, purchase tickets at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center.