These Gettysburg Study Notes are for people who want a short but dense and detailed summary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The intent is to provide enough detail to help you understand some large history book.
Detailed Battle Summary (July 1–3, 1863)
The following battle summaries are for people who want to memorize military maneuvers. The summary pages are highly structured and dense. Photos, maps, lists, and other visual learning aids give context to the narrative.
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Orders of Battle Flashcards
Click on each army commander to study the Gettysburg Orders of Battle:
Army of the Potomac Order of Battle (USA). Union Maj. Gen. George G. Meade (Library of Congress) Army of Northern Virginia Order of Battle (CSA). Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee (Library of Congress). Study Sheets and Quizzes Abbreviated battle rosters: July 1, 1863 | July 2, 1863 | July 3, 1863 with five maps by Hal Jespersen (www.cwmaps.com) Condensed battle summary Beginner Warmup Quizzes: July 1 | July 2 | July 3 Master the Basics Quizzes: July 1 | July 2 | July 3 (FREE, immediate, private and anonymous) All Gettysburg Quizzes How to Find Graves in Soldiers’ National Cemetery. If you have a plot number, this article will explain how to find the grave. (It’s not as easy as one might think!) Trees in Soldiers’ National Cemetery. (Click inside to see photos of twenty-nine species of trees.) A Key to Monument Shapes and Symbols. (The Maltese Cross at the top of this monument on Little Round Top identifies the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac.) Gettysburg Landscape Photos. This Union cannon on Cemetery Ridge points to the Virginia State Monument on Seminary Ridge about one mile westward. The monument in the foreground marks the site of Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead’s fatal wounding during the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge on July 3, 1863. Gettysburg Monuments and Structures. Erected in 1932, the Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard Equestrian Monument stands on East Cemetery Hill. Finding Gettysburg Monuments. Erected in 1888, the Brig. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren statue stands on Little Round Top. The statue faces west toward Confederate forces on Seminary Ridge. Civil War Cycling Blog Gettysburg Famous Quotations. Click inside to see whether you can identify any words by Gen. Robert E. Lee, Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia.
Gettysburg Witness Trees. The tree leaning in the foreground is old enough to have “witnessed” the Battle of Gettysburg. It stands on McPherson’s Ridge, close to where Union Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds was killed on July 1, 1863. Back to Gettysburg Index