Robert E. Lee's headquarters at Gettysburg.

General Lee’s headquarters at Gettysburg.

Gettysburg Campaign Facts

June 3–July 23, 1863

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.

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Date and Location

  • June 3, 1863–July 23, 1863
  • Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia

Timeline of the Gettysburg Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Gettysburg Campaign in order.

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

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

  • 30,000

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 27,000

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

The Gettysburg Campaign was Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s second attempt to invade the North. The attempt failed. Coupled with the Union victory at Vicksburg, it marked a turning point in the war for the Confederacy, from which it could not recover.

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Gettysburg Campaign Facts
  • Coverage June 3–July 23, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Gettysburg Campaign, Quick Facts
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 9, 2021
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