Three Days At Gettysburg

July 1, 2, 3, 1863

"The Turning Point Of The Civil War

And The Rebirth Of A Nation"

Updated March 30, 2001

 

 

 

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN - GETTYSBURG ADDRESS (1863)

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion --that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."

The Battle of Gettysburg

Federal

Confederate

Engaged

85-88,000

70-75,000

Killed

3,155

3,903

Wounded, and Mortally Wounded

14,529

18,735

Missing

5,365

5,425

Total Losses

23,049

28,063

The above information was taken from the book, "A Strange and Blighted Land", Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle--written by Gregory A. Coco.

Table of Contents

The Oak Ridge - McPherson Ridge Area

Battle of Gettysburg Images

Little Round Top, The Wheatfield, and The Peach Orchard

Battle of Gettysburg Diaries and Essays

Pickett's Charge and Stuart's Cavalry

Page Dedication

Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg

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Day 1

The Oak Ridge - McPherson Ridge Area

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Day 2

Little Round Top, The Wheatfield, and The Peach Orchard

 

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Day 3

Pickett's Charge and Stuart's Cavalry

 

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Aftermath of the

Battle of Gettysburg

Open field surgery as an amputation is performed at a Union hospital tent.

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Battle of Gettysburg

Images

A dead Confederate sharp shooter at the foot of Little Round Top

"The Devil's Den Sharpshooter Re-Discovered"

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Battle of Gettysburg

Diaries and Essays

The gatehouse at the entrance to Evergreen Cemetery. The cemetery was at the northern part of a series of hills and slopes extending southward from Gettysburg called Cemetery Ridge.

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I have visited the Gettysburg Battlefield many times and am always awed by the history that surrounds me. The field that once ran red with blood, the silent meadows that were once filled with the roar of cannon and the screams of the dying, are now so serene. It is my hope that this page will help the user in some small way experience this sacred ground upon which our nation was reborn! This page is dedicated to the memory of those 3 days in July,1863.

Linda Ervin

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