The American Civil War:

The Battle of Gettysburg (1863)

 The Battle of Gettysburg (1863)


Dead soldiers at Gettysburg

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee launched an invasion of the United States from Confederate territory. He hoped to win a decisive battle that would force an end to the war. Instead, Lee and his Confederate army suffered a terrible defeat in this, the climactic battle of the Civil War.

General Robert E. Lee-- The commanding general for the South in the American Civil War.

Behind the Stonewall - 360-degree panoramic images from the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chickamauga.

Gettysburg National Military Park - site of the largest, bloodiest battle of the Civil War, July 1-3, 1863. Includes overview of the park and its facilities and in-depth information about the battle.

Military History Online: Battle of Gettysburg - features background and day-by-day overview of the battle, message boards, and more.

Annual Gettysburg Reenactment - schedule of events, photographs, and reenactor updates for the annual July event.

Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) - extensive site with a description of the battle, tactical analysis, and personal anecdotes as well as excerpts from official records.

Battle of Gettysburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gettysburg Discussion Group - includes documents, essays, and discussion forum.

Eyewitness: The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 - account of the battle by schoolgirl Tillie Pierce including her observations of one officer's brutality and the work of surgeons after the battle.

Unofficial Visitors Guide to Gettysburg - guide to the Gettysburg battlefield, local accommodations, and attractions.

Geology and the Gettysburg Campaign of 1863 - describes the course of the battle in terms of the topography on which it was fought.

Sickles' Hole - strategic review of Union General Daniel Sickles' actions at the battle, focusing on the July 2 advance. Features photos and maps.

Walking Tour of Pickett's Charge - self-guided walking tour of the route taken by George Pickett's division during its assault on Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863. 


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