Gettysburg National Military Park

After defeating the Union Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville, Robert E. Lee went on the offensive and invaded Pennsylvania. The Army of the Potomac, now under the command of George G. Meade, and Lee's Army of Northern Virginia collided with each other at the crossroads town of Gettysburg. The battle raged from July 1 to July 3, 1863. When it was over, it proved to be the bloodiest battle of the war and the "high tide" of the Confederacy.

Click on a picture on one of the maps, or on a link below a map, to see photographs from that portion of the battlefield.

Gettysburg Day 1 Battlefield

Photographs covering the area of the battle where fighting took place on July 1, 1863. This includes Herr Ridge, McPherson Ridge, the Lutheran Seminary, Barlow's Knoll, and the town of Gettysburg itself.

Gettysburg Day 1 Map

Barlow's Knoll · Gettysburg Town · Herbst's Woods · Herr Taver · Lutheran Seminary · McPherson Ridge 1 · McPherson Ridge 2 · Oak Ridge · Peace Memorial · Railroad Cut

Gettysburg Day 2 Battlefield

Photographs covering the pivotal fighting locations of July 2, 1863. This includes Little Round Top, Devil's Den, the Peach Orchard, the Wheat Field, Cemetery Hill, and Culp's Hill.

Gettysburg Day 2 Map

20th Maine Monument · Cemetery Hill · Culp's Hill · Devil's Den · Evergreen Cemetery · Little Round Top · Louisiana and Mississippi State Monuments · Peach Orchard · Spanglers Spring · Wheat Field

Gettysburg Day 3 Battlefield

Photographs covering the areas involved in Pickett's Charge on July 3, 1863. This includes Seminary Ridge, Cemetery Ridge, and The Angle.

Gettysburg Day 3 Map

Bliss Farm · Bryan Farm · Cemetery Ridge · North Carolina and Tennessee Monuments · Pennsylvania Monument · Pickett's Charge (Longstreet's Assault) · Seminary Ridge · Seminary Ridge South · Virginia State Monument

East Cavalry Battlefield

Photographs covering the east cavalry battlefield. One of the largest cavalry engagements of the war occurred on July 3, 1863, just prior to Pickett's Charge. The East Cavalry Battlefield, where "Jeb" Stuart led the Confederate forces and George Armstrong Custer was among those who fought for the Union, is three miles east of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg East Cavalry Battlefield

Cress Ridge · Gregg Cavalry Shaft · Jackson Battery · Michigan Monument · Right Flank Attack · Rummel Farm

Railroad Cut Herr Tavern Herbst's Woods McPherson Ridge 1 McPherson Ridge 2 Peace Memorial and Oak Ridge Barlow's Knoll Oak Ridge Gettysburg Town Lutheran Seminary Click on a picture to see photographs from that portion of the battlefield Devil's Den Cemetery Hill Evergreen Cemetery Louisiana and Mississippi Monuments Peach Orchard Culp's Hill Spanglers Spring Wheat Field Little Round Top 20th Maine Monument Click on a picture to see photographs from that portion of the battlefield Seminary Ridge North Carolina and Tennessee State Monuments Virginia State Monument Seminary Ridge South Bliss Farm Bryan Farm Cemetery Ridge Pickett's Charge (Longstreet's Assault) Pennsylvania Monument Click on a picture to see photographs from that portion of the battlefield Cress Ridge Jackson Battery Rummel Farm Gregg Cavalry Shaft Right Flank Attack Michigan Monument Click on a picture to see photographs from that portion of the battlefield