Pickett's charge

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A reference to an event during the American Civil War, wherein sixteen thousand Confederate infantrymen attacked Union positions; the attack failed, with several thousand Confederate casualties.

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Pickett's charge

  1. A valiant, futile frontal assault.
  2. A big battle.
  3. A bad decision.

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