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