The Battle of Gettysburg was full of pivotal moments. Explore the strategy and troop movements with this Story Map from ERSI and see what took place from the beginning of the battle on July 1, at 10:30 AM when the armies encountered each other at Gettysburg until July 3, at 5:00 PM, when the Confederate army was defeated.

We start when Gen. John Buford’s cavalry division, at Gettysburg since dawn, deployed northwest of town as Confederate troops approached from the northwest, down the Chambersburg Pike, and end as Confederate soldiers retreated back across the fields of wheat and rye, decimated by Federal artillery, their forces and courage spent. Meanwhile, a few miles to the east (off the map), J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry had launched a simultaneous attack meant to draw Union forces away from Pickett’s Charge.

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Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg. (2017, March 26). In ClassBrain Teens. Retrieved 07:38, August 17, 2018, from http://classbrain.net/teens/decisive-moments-battle-gettysburg/
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Cynthia Kirkeby, Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg. ClassBrain Teens. March 26, 2017, 19:53 UTC. Available at: http://classbrain.net/teens/decisive-moments-battle-gettysburg/. Accessed August 17, 2018.

Citation styles

APA style
Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg. (2017, March 26). In ClassBrain Teens. Retrieved 07:38, August 17, 2018, from http://classbrain.net/teens/decisive-moments-battle-gettysburg/
MLA style
Cynthia Kirkeby, “Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg.” ClassBrain Teens. 26 March 2017, 19:53 UTC. . 17 Aug 2018 <http://classbrain.net/teens/decisive-moments-battle-gettysburg/>.
MHRA style
Cynthia Kirkeby, 'Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg', ClassBrain Teens, 26 March 2017, 19:53 UTC, <http://classbrain.net/teens/decisive-moments-battle-gettysburg/> [accessed 17 August 2018]
The Chicago Manual of Style
Cynthia Kirkeby, “Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg.” ClassBrain Teens, http://classbrain.net/teens/decisive-moments-battle-gettysburg/ [accessed August 17, 2018].
CBE/CSE style
Cynthia Kirkeby, Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg [Internet]. ClassBrain Teens; 2017 March 26, 19:53 UTC [cited 2018 Aug 17]. Available from: http://classbrain.net/teens/decisive-moments-battle-gettysburg/.
Bluebook style
Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg, http://classbrain.net/teens/decisive-moments-battle-gettysburg/ (last visited Aug. 17, 2018).
AMA style
Cynthia Kirkeby, Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg. ClassBrain Teens. March 26, 2017, 19:53 UTC. Available at: http://classbrain.net/teens/decisive-moments-battle-gettysburg/. Accessed August 17, 2018.