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The Gettysburg Campaign
Civil War Encyclopedia >> Campaigns
May 14, 1863
May 18, 1863
General Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and the Confederate Cabinet meet to discuss the "Summer Strategy" for 1863.
May 30, 1863 Robert E. Lee completes the restructuring of the Army of Northern Virginia, creating three corps under James Longstreet, Dick Ewell and A. P. Hill.
  Robert E. Lee
  Army of Northern Virginia
  A. P. Hill
  James Longstreet
  Richard Ewell
June 9, 1863 Battle of Brandy Station

Largest cavalry battle on American soil pitted Alfred Pleasonton [US] against Jeb Stuart [CS].
Virginia
  J. E. B. Stuart
June 13, 1863
June 15, 1863
Battle of Winchester

Ordered to withdraw because of the approach of the Army of Northern Virginia, Major General Robert Milroy [US] tried to hold his position in Winchester. By afternoon on the 14th, he realized his mistake and decided to withdraw that evening. Dick Ewell [CS] ordered a division to camp north of the town to prevent such a move and Milroy found himself trapped. Confederates captured or killed the 6000 men in the city.
Virginia
  Richard Ewell
  Army of Northern Virginia
June 23, 1863 Forward units of the Army of Northern Virginia begin crossing the Potomac River into Maryland northwest of Harper's Ferry
June 26, 1863 General Jubal Early [CS] passes through Gettysburg on his way to York. Pennsylvania
  Battle of Gettysburg
June 28, 1863 George Meade [US] assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, replacing Joe Hooker.
  George Meade
  Army of the Potomac
  Battle of Gettysburg
  Joseph Hooker
June 28, 1863 Jubal Early seizes York, Pennsylvania
  Jubal Anderson Early
June 30, 1863 Army of Northern Virginia Major General Henry Heth orders a brigade under James J. Pettigrew to march to Gettysburg to investigate reports of a large quantity of footwear in the city.
June 30, 1863 Advanced units (2 brigades under Buford) of the Army of the Potomac occupy Gettysburg.
July 1, 1863
July 3, 1863
Battle of Gettysburg

General Robert E. Lee [CS] advances into Pennsylvania where he meets George Meade [US]. First battling north of the city, by the second day Union forces had retreated south, forming a strong line as men arrived almost continuously. On the third day, the infamous Pickett's Charge marked the end of the Confederates hope for a victory

The bloodiest three days in American history
Pennsylvania
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  Robert E. Lee
  John Bell Hood
  James Longstreet
  George Meade
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Army of the Potomac
  J. E. B. Stuart
  Lafayette McLaws
  Winfield Scott Hancock
  George Armstrong Custer
  Battle of Gettysburg
  Richard Ewell
  George Pickett
  John Reynolds
  Early action at Herbst Woods
  James Archer
  George Armstrong Custer
  Jubal Anderson Early




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