Battle


Battle of Gettysburg

Part of the Gettysburg Campaign




Battle Summary
Date 07/01/1863 - 07/03/1863
Location Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Result Union victory
Belligerents
Flag of the United States United States
(Union)
Flag of Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders
George G. Meade
John F. Reynolds
Robert E. Lee
Forces Engaged
Army of the Potomac Army of Northern Virginia
Strength
93,921 71,699
Source: Wikipedia: Battle of Gettysburg
Casualties and losses
Killed 3,155 4,708
Wounded 14,531 12,693
Missing 5,368 5,830
Total 23,055 23,231
Source: Wikipedia: Battle of Gettysburg
Synopsis of the battle:
" Gen. Robert E. Lee concentrated his full strength against Maj. Gen. George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac at the crossroads county seat of Gettysburg. On July 1, Confederate forces converged on the town from west and north, driving Union defenders back through the streets to Cemetery Hill. During the night, reinforcements arrived for both sides. On July 2, Lee attempted to envelop the Federals, first striking the Union left flank at the Peach Orchard, Wheatfield, Devil’s Den, and the Round Tops with Longstreet’s and Hill’s divisions, and then attacking the Union right at Culp’s and East Cemetery Hills with Ewell’s divisions. By evening, the Federals retained Little Round Top and had repulsed most of Ewell’s men. During the morning of July 3, the Confederate infantry were driven from their last toe-hold on Culp’s Hill. In the afternoon, after a preliminary artillery bombardment, Lee attacked the Union center on Cemetery Ridge. The Pickett-Pettigrew assault (more popularly, Pickett’s Charge) momentarily pierced the Union line but was driven back with severe casualties. Stuart’s cavalry attempted to gain the Union rear but was repulsed. On July 4, Lee began withdrawing his army toward Williamsport on the Potomac River. His train of wounded stretched more than fourteen miles. "

Source: CWSAC Battle Summaries
http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/pa002.htm




Status of the Battlefield:
The battlefield has been preserved.

The Battle of Gettysburg battlefield has been preserved by the National Parks Service and is part of the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Visit the official park web site at Gettysburg National Military Park
Surviving earthworks: Unknown



Aids for your visit to the battlefield:
Is there a battlefield app? Yes
Map of the Battlefield showing the locations of the markers? Yes

Park where the battlefield has been preserved:


Monuments Documented:
CWBFM has documented 2 monuments on the battlefield. (Map Monuments)





More Information • • •
  1. Wikipedia: Battle of Gettysburg ( Submitted on 08/13/2014 by ). change
  2. Civil War Trust: Battle of Gettysburg ( Submitted on 08/13/2014 by ). change
  3. CWSAC: Gettysburg, Battle Summary ( Submitted on 08/13/2014 by ). change



Credits:
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