Why did the Battle of Gettysburg start?

Answer On One Hand: Jeb Stuart's FaultAccording to Eyewitness to History, the battle of Gettysburg began because Jeb Stuart, the Confederacy's calvary commander, failed to communicate the location of the ... Read More »

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What time did the Battle of Gettysburg start?

The first shots of the Battle of Gettysburg rang out at about 7:30 a.m. on July 1, 1863. The shots were exchanged between cavalry under the command of Union Gen. John Buford and Confederate troops ... Read More »

What was the cause of the Battle of Gettysburg?

The Battle of Gettysburg occurred July 1 through 3, 1863. Prior to 1861, the American states were separate with separate rules. The southern states elected their own president (Jefferson Davis) in ... Read More »

Who was the first to die in the Battle of Gettysburg?

Pvt. George Washington Sandoe of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry was the first Union soldier killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. He died June 26, 1863 as the Confederate army began its first assault ... Read More »

Why was the battle at Gettysburg important?

The battle at Gettysburg lasted three days, from July 1 to July 3, 1863. The battle was the largest ever fought in the United States. The decline of the Confederate Army started at Gettysburg, wher... Read More »