The Battle of Gettysburg

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On the following three pages is a description of the Battle of Gettysburg, a turning-point in the American Civil War. The account was written by the commander of the Federal artillery at the battle, Henry Jackson Hunt.

Hunt (1819-1889) served at the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) and later commanded the artillery for the Army of the Potomac. He was promoted to brigadier-gerneral following the battle of South Mountain and served at Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

These articles, each corresponding to one day of the three-day battle, were originally published in three successive issues of Century Magazine: November, 1886; December, 1886 and January, 1887 respectively.

Gettysburg - The First Day

Gettysburg - The Second Day

Gettysburg - The Third Day

“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”
Matthew 6:24