"It was very close yesterday I thought for sure they would break But this attack that I have planned A massive strike across open land In the center they will break But plan it well, everything's at stake We'll hit 'em hard, not a silent gun Before the infantry's begun Execute it well, we risk everything It's in God's hands now"
"General Lee, I must tell you straight I believe this attack will fail No 15,000 men ever made Will overtake that ridge today A mile charge over open ground With Yankee cannon gunnin' us down"
"We do our duty, we do what we must And in my plan you will trust"
Thousands die, on this day
"Execute it well, we risk everything It's in God's hands now"
The rebel cannon break the silence One-hundred fifty guns make up their cannonade They must destroy the union center Before the infantry can launch their grand assault
The Yankees are returning fire The Earth shakes violently In Washington D.C. Lincoln feels the Earth shake
What happens here this day The fate of this nation In the balance it will hang Consumed with the pain The courage of the blue The valor of the grey So very sad but true Consumed with the pain
The Virginians are the chosen In wait behind the trees on Seminary Ridge Longstreet's slow to give the order The lines emerge, a mile, 15,000 men
The charge begins in all its grandeur To the copse of trees) For many of these men, they know it is their last
The slaughter now ensues Bodies fall like rain They valiantly pursue Yet doomed to remain At the double quick they charge The canister rips through them To the mouth of hell they march Glory, the only gain
"We're almost there my boys I've never served with finer We must push forward boys And bayonet the Yankee tyrants To the copse of trees we charge To crush the union center And when they turn and run An open road leads us to freedom"
"It's over now, we are retreating I never thought that we'd be beaten All this blood is on my hands The thousands dead due to my plan I am responsible, all of it is my fault I thought us invincible Is this God's will after all? I look across this blood soaked land All this blood is on my hands God forgive me, please forgive me It's all my fault, the blood is on my hands"