Gettysburg Campaign – Facts2018-11-15T20:26:10+00:00
Robert E. Lee's headquarters at Gettysburg.

General Lee’s headquarters at Gettysburg.

Gettysburg Campaign Facts


Fought during the summer of 1863, the Gettysburg Campaign culminated with the Union Army of the Potomac's victory over the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3.


June 3, 1863 – July 23, 1863


  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia

Notable Engagements

Principal Union Commanders

  • Major General Joseph Hooker
  • Major General George G. Meade

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • General Robert E. Lee

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Potomac

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Northern Virginia

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

Roughly 90,000.

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

Roughly 75,000.

Estimated Union Casualties


Estimated Confederate Casualties



Union victory. The Gettysburg Campaign was Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s second attempt to invade the North.

Citation Information

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  • Article Title Gettysburg Campaign Facts
  • Coverage 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Gettysburg Campaign, Quick Facts
  • Website Name American History Central
  • URL
  • Access Date January 18, 2019
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update November 15, 2018