Getting There

On the way to Gettysburg was tough. It was a long hard and tough journey getting there because there was no other way to get there for the army besides walking. It was so hard that some people died, and some got sick. The trip there was very long. Only about half all the people going there survived. The most of all people that died were Confederate men.

The Population

There were a lot of people involved in The War at Gettysburg. Major Joseph Hooker had 115,000 men in his army. Major Robert E. Lee had only 70,000 Confederate men in his army. Brig. General John Buford had only 4,000 men in his section of the confederate army. 9,000 of the Union died, 5,000 of the men scattered, and some 40,000 of the men held the ridge.

Their Life

The soldiers had a horrible life. Almost all of the soldiers worked night and day. They all risked their life to defend their armies and Union. Most of them got scared. Most died because they either got shot or the war was too hard for them. Some ran away, because they got scared, their goal was to defend their Union.

What Happened

The Confederate went to war with the union in a small town called Gettysburg. The Union majorly beat the Confederate. 28,000 were wounded, captured, and killed from the Confederate. Major General George Meade some 23,000 Union Men, that was nearly a quarter of his men.  The war was over on July 3, 1863. The Union had won the war.

Important People

There was a lot of people in The War at Gettysburg. Her are all of the names of the army people.


  • The Army of the Potomac
  • Major General George Meade Commanding
  • Major General Joseph Hooker Previous Commander
  • Maj.Gen. Abner Doubleday
  • Maj.Gen. Winfield Hancock
  • Maj.Gen. Oliver Howard
  • Maj.Gen. John Reynolds
  • Maj.Gen. John Sedgwick
  • Maj.Gen. Daniel Sickles
  • Brig.Gen.John Buford
  • Brig.Gen.Henry Hunt
  • Brig.Gen.Gouverneur Warren
  • Col. Arthur Devereux
  • Lt.  Alonzo Cushing
  • Major General Ulysses S. Grant commanding at Vicksburg


  • The Army of Northern Virginia
  • Gen. Robert E. Lee
  • Lt.Gen. Richard Ewell
  • Lt.Gen. Ambrose Hill
  • Lt.Gen.James Rangstreet
  • Major General Richard Anderson
  • Major General Jabal Early
  • Major General Henry Heth
  • Major General John Hood
  • Major General Lafayette McLaws
  • Major General George Pickette
  • Major General Robert Rodes
  • Major General J.E.B. Stuart
  • Brig.Gen.William Barkdale
  • Brig.Gen. James Pettigrew
  • Col. E. Porter Alexander
  • Col. William Oates
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William Anderson (Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team)
William completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in 2013. He current serves as a lecturer, tutor and freelance writer. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, walking his dog and parasailing. Article last reviewed: 2022 | St. Rosemary Institution © 2010-2024 | Creative Commons 4.0

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