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