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.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
– Isaiah 41:10