The South had already tried to attack both Union flanks and failed. There was only one more option for the South. The South decided to attack the center of the field where the Union army was stationed. This meant that they had to march over open ground for a mile. There was no place to duck and cover. The Confederate Army was open to being attacked by the Union Army over a flat open field. This march is known as Pickett's Charge. The charge was a failure and Pickett's division was wiped out.