The Extraordinary Story of the Battle of Gettysburg

 

 

 

Gettysburg roadJuly 1, 1863
Lee ordered several brigades to travel east to check their location and to forage for supplies for his troops. Northwest of the town of Gettysburg they met. A skirmish ensued and as the battle heated, word was sent back to both commanders that the enemy was found and reinforcement troops proceeded to the area. Over the next 2 days Lee’s army converged onto Gettysburg from the west and north while Meade’s army arrived from the south and southeast. Thus a battle never planned occurred simply by circumstance. Picture left: Entering the town of Gettysburg from the west.

 

 

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