The battle of Gettysburg

July 1st - July 3rd 1863

Common Questions/Major Events/Casualties

  • Wednesday July 1 at 7:30 am, The first shot was heard 3 miles NW of the intersection
  • Thursday July 2, Chamberlain gives the order to rush them with their bayonets
  • Friday July 3, 4:30 am they go back and forth for 7 hour counter attacking each other
  • Aftermath/effects, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth
  • Total casualties for Union and Confederate forces at that battle

    3,155 Union

    3,903 Confederate

Significance

It was significant because it was a Union victory that stopped Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North. More than 50,000 men fell as casualties during the 3-day battle, making it the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. After the war they had massive casualties on both the Confederate and on the Union

Generals on both sides during the wat

      • Union Leaders

    • General John Buford

    • General John Reynolds

    • Gen. Abner Doubleday

    • General Winfield S. Hancock

    • General Oliver O. Howard

    • General Henry Hunt

    • General Daniel E. Sickles

    • Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren

    • Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain

    • Gen. George A. Custer

    • Lt. Alonzo Cushing

    • Dr. Jonathan Letterman

    • Alexander S. Webb

    • Lt. Frank A. Haskell

      • Confederate Leaders

    • General James Longstreet

    • Richard S. Ewell

    • Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill

    • General Henry Heth

    • General John Bell Hood

    • General George E. Picket

    • General J.E.B. Stuart

    • General John B. Gordon

    • Col. Edward P. Alexander

    • Brig. General Lewis Armistead

    • Col. William C. Oates

    • Colonel Eppa Hunton

    • Major General Jubal A. Early

    • Gen. James J. Pettigrew

Leaders of Confederate & Union

Battle plans/Actions

These are the actions they took to attack against the opposing side

Journal from a soldier in the war