It is the site of the bloodiest battle of the civil war and one of the most visited places in the united states, but gettysburg is still plagued by misinformation. What was the battle of gettysburg [jim o'connor, who hq, john mantha] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers four score and seven years ago begins abraham lincoln's beautiful speech commemorating the three-day battle that turned the tide of the civil war the south had been. Nearly one-third of the total forces engaged at gettysburg became casualties george gordon meade's army of the potomac lost 28 percent of the men involved robert e lee's army of northern virginia suffered over 37 percent of these casualties, 7,058 were fatalities (3,155 union, 3,903. Facts about the civil war battle of gettysburg - who fought in the battle who was in command who won how many casualties were there how many died. 140 cxxx report on the operations of the medical department during the battle of gettysburg by surgeon jonathan letterman, usa, medical director army of the potomac.
Find out more about the history of battle of gettysburg, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom. On 19 november 1863, thousands of spectators arrived at gettysburg to help consecrate the national cemetery at gettysburg among those participating in the event was president abraham lincoln. New technology has given us the chance to re-examine how the civil war battle was won and lost. Battle of gettysburg poem 5,157 likes 41 talking about this battle of gettysburg epic poem learn about the battle in an exciting new way take. The battle of gettysburg was fought because general lee had a need to find food and other supplies for his men who had just been through a very hard winter the battle of gettysburg was the most.
The battle of gettysburg page includes battle maps, history articles, historical facts, expert videos, web links, and more on this 1863 civil war battle in pennsylvania. The battle of gettysburg research center was developed in 2008 in order to meet the needs of patrons researching all aspects of the gettysburg campaign including combat operations during the campaign, the aftermath of the battle of gettysburg, abraham lincoln's gettysburg address, and. History & attractions gettysburg is in the heart of history and other attractions whether you come to the resort because of the gettysburg battle reenactments or to be close to hershey park, we have everything to help you enjoy your stay. American civil war battle of gettysburg day 1, july 1st, 1863, began as a small skirmish, but it escalated. The battle of gettysburg (july 1 - july 3 1863), fought in the town of gettysburg, pennsylvania, was the bloodiest  battle of the american civil war is cited as the war's turning point  union major general george g meade's army of the potomac defeated attacks by confederate general robert.
[preliminary sketch of the battle of gettysburg showing troop positions, july 2, 1863] shows names of some residents. Battle of gettysburg part of the american civil war: the battle of gettysburg, by thure de thulstrup. Facts, summary and historynet articles about the battle of gettysburg during the american civil war gettysburg facts location gettysburg, pennsylvania, in adams county generals union general: george g meade confederate general: robert e lee soldiers engaged union army: 82,289 confederate army. The story of the battle of gettysburg as told by its monuments and historical markers with photos, descriptions, background history and map locations. I have tried to focus on the lesser known or visited areas of the battlefield and topics for those of you and your family who are interested in learning or doing more than the average visitor to gettysburg.
The battle of gettysburg timeline the battle of gettysburg timeline gives a brief summary of everything from the events leading up to the battle at gettysburg to life after the civil war my goal here is to briefly summarize the battle at gettysburg and basic civil war facts in a chronology i. This presentation will show the weapons used by the confederate and union army during the battle of gettysburg.