Gettysburg National Military Park Album
The park is located near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  It is the site of the Civil War battle
of Gettysburg that resulted in the Union, led by General George Meade, to lose 3,155
killed, 14,531 wounded, 5,369 captured or missing.  The Confederacy, led by General
Robert Lee, to lose 4,708 killed, 12,693 wounded, 5,830 captured or missing.  The 3 day
battle
(July 1,2,3 in 1863) was won by the Union.  The battle involved the largest
number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war's turning point.
The Visitor Center.
The park entrance.
The union started
recruiting an army.
Painting from the 360 degree
Gettysburg Cyclorama.
Some of the heavy
weapons of the time.
Our drive starts on the McPherson Ridge which was on the
Union line.
Panoramic from the Cyclorama
Painting.
This marker was where General
Reynolds was killed.  The
Confederacy lost 6 Generals
and the Union lost 5.
The Eternal Light Peace
Memorial has a constant fire.
When Lincoln won the
election the southern
states started
succeeding from the
Union.
In 1860 election
Lincoln won with
40% of the vote on
the platform of no
more states may
institute slavery.
Our drive continues on to McMillan Woods
An unusual memorial
telling of their
casualties.
The Pennsylvania memorial.
We come to the Confederate line
with the Mississippi memorial
(left) and then the North Carolina
Memorial (above).
The Virginia Memorial.
Pitzer Woods depicts a cannon
brigade.
The Confederate leader,
General Robert Lee.
A Confederate memorial
on Warfield Ridge.
A Mississippi memorial on
Warfield Ridge.
Gettysburg casualties.
Farnsworth Calvary charge.
Heroic actions of the 20th
Maine Volunteers.
The sharpshooters
The sharpshooters were located
on this hill called Little Round
Top and were shooting at those
located in the rocks called the
Devils Den.
The view from the Devils Den
of the Little Round Top.
The Pennsylvania Memorial
The 1st Minnesota Memorial is to
honor these men who charged using
bayonets to stop the Confederates.  
The 262 men of the brigade only had
47 left after repelling the enemy.
This very famous Regiment suffered 83% casualties.  One of the
survivors was Edward Bassett who later settled in Rushmore,
Minnesota.  He fought in 34 battles, a true hero.  His son Morton
wrote a book titled From Bull Run to Bristow.  See on this website,
The High Water Mark is the
furthest the Confederates
advanced in the battle.
The Soldiers National
Monument at the cemetery.
The graves of the
unidentified.
President Lincoln dedicated the cemetery
in November of 1863.  At the dedication
he gave the famous Gettysburg address.
The map of the Gettysburg battlefield.
Panoramic from the Cyclorama Painting.
The reasons given for the war were because the
south succeeded from the union over the right to
have slaves.  The north to preserve the union.