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Come explore history with an in-depth look at the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War. Detailed battle descriptions, photos, maps and insights into the men who fought at Gettysburg.
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Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest of the major civil war battles. Find the best Gettysburg battle summary here.
< Gettysburg Day 1
When the Union and Confederate forces clashed on Gettysburg day 1, neither side could foresee that this battle would be the turning point of the Civil War.
< Gettysburg Day 2
Determined to take possession of the heights on Gettysburg day 2, the Confederates launched a massive assault on the Union positions.
< Gettysburg Day 3
Gettysburg day 3 would be the final and deciding day of this battle, and perhaps the war.
< Iron Brigade
The famed Iron Brigade fought valiantly at the Battle of Gettysburg and their actions helped slow the Confederate advance on the critical first day of battle.
< 20th Maine
The 20th Maine is best known for the heroic stand on the Union left flank during the second day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Take a quick tour through the major sites of conflict on the historic Gettysburg battlefield. From Seminary Ridge to Little Round Top, the battlefield was the site of fierce fighting by both sides.
< Gettysburg Battlefield Map
See how a Gettysburg battlefield map provides an excellent reference point for those looking for a visual representation of the Battle at Gettysburg. Access the Gettysburg maps for more detail.
< Little Round Top
The fight for Little Round Top on Gettysburg day 2 was arguably the most important engagement of the battle. The Union army was able to hold against the relentless attack of the Confederates.
< The Wheatfield
The Wheatfield at Gettysburg was the site of brutal back-and-forth fighting between both sides. The courage and vigor in which men fought will never be forgotten.
< Seminary Ridge
Seminary Ridge played an important role in the first day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. On days 2 and 3, it acted as headquarters for the Confederate army and a launching point for attacks.
< Devils Den Gettysburg
Strewn with large boulders and rough terrain, Devils Den Gettysburg was the scene of fierce fighting. Devils Den at Gettysburg is one of the most visited areas of the battlefield today.
< Peach Orchard
The Confederates exploited a weakness in the Union lines due to tactical error and a bloody fight ensued in the Peach Orchard.
< Culp's Hill
Culp's Hill is one of the forgotten sites on the Gettysburg battlefield but it's significance in deciding the battle must not be underestimated.
< Pickett's Charge
The Confederate assault on the final day will forever be know as Pickett's Charge. Doomed to fail yet grandiose, it demonstrated the incredible bravery of the common fighting man at Gettysburg.
< Gettysburg Monuments
Gettysburg monuments are reminders of the brave men that fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. They serve to honor the individuals and groups of men who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Jennie Wade holds the tragic distinction as the only civilian killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. There are many ironies to her story beyond the obvious and her fiance and good friend play a role.
Tillie Pierce was one the great American heroines for her service to the wounded and dying connected to the Battle of Gettysburg. Her accounts of the battle are among the most detailed ever recorded.
The great Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address was delivered a few months after the Battle of Gettysburg. Lincolns Gettysburg Address is considered one of the most compelling speeches in U.S. History.