Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 69. Chapters: Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg Union order of battle, Battle of Gettysburg, Second Day, Battle ofMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 69. Chapters: Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg Union order of battle, Battle of Gettysburg, Second Day, Battle of Gettysburg, First Day, Picketts Charge, Second Battle of Winchester, Gettysburg Confederate order of battle, Little Round Top, Culps Hill, Battle of Gettysburg, Third Day cavalry battles, Battle of Brandy Station, Cemetery Hill, Fight at Monterey Pass, Battle of Hanover, Battle of Aldie, Devils Den, Battle of Middleburg, Battle of Upperville, Battle of Fairfield, Battle of Carlisle, Skirmish of Sporting Hill, Battle of Funkstown, Battle of Manassas Gap, Battle of Williamsport, Battle of Boonsboro, Battle of Hunterstown, Battle of Franklins Crossing, Cemetery Ridge.
Excerpt: The Battle of Gettysburg (locally, with an ss sound), was fought July 1-3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War, it is often described as the wars turning point. Union Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meades Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen.
Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia, ending Lees invasion of the North. After his success at Chancellorsville in Virginia in May 1863, Lee led his army through the Shenandoah Valley to begin his second invasion of the North-the Gettysburg Campaign.
With his army in high spirits, Lee intended to shift the focus of the summer campaign from war-ravaged northern Virginia and hoped to influence Northern politicians to give up their prosecution of the war by penetrating as far as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, or even Philadelphia. Prodded by President Abraham Lincoln, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker moved his army in pursuit, but was relieved just three days before the battle and replaced by Meade. Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his ...