Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Battle of Gettysburg Facts

Who fought in the battle?

How many were there?
Who was in command?

How many casualties
were there?
How many people died?

When was the battle?
How long did it last?
Where was it fought?

Who won the battle?
Why was it fought?
Why was it important?

Who Fought in the Battle of Gettysburg?

The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia:
70,100 men and 280 guns

Commanded by General Robert E. Lee

vs.

The Federal Army of the Potomac:
93,700 men and 372 guns
Commanded by Major General George G. Meade

 

The Federal Army of the Potomac had an advantage in numbers of almost 24,000 men, helped by a last-minute transfer of over 10,000 men from the rear-area forces around Washington and Baltimore.

 

Which States Did the Men Come From?

States Ranked by Combat Strength of Participants at the Battle of Gettysburg

Confederate States

 

United States

Virginia

19,030

 

Pennsylvania

23,410

North Carolina

14,150

 

New York

23,050

Georgia

13,080

 

U.S. Regulars

6,300

Alabama

5,930

 

Massachusetts

5,795

Mississippi

4,930

 

Ohio

4,400

South Carolina

4,930

 

Vermont

4,360

Louisiana

3,030

 

New Jersey

4,040

Texas

1,250

 

Maine

3,720

Maryland

980

 

Michigan

2,650

Florida

740

 

Wisconsin

2,135

Tennessee

730

 

Indiana

2,040

Arkansas

480

 

Maryland

1,955

 

 

 

Connecticut

1,270

 

 

 

Illinois

1,020

 

 

 

Rhode Island

945

 

 

 

West Virginia

790

 

 

 

New Hampshire

845

 

 

 

Delaware

485

 

 

 

Minnesota

380

See the strength of the corps and divisions of both armies at Gettysburg

See a detailed table of the strength and casualties of the Army of the Potomac
See a detailed table of the strength and casualties of the Army of Northern Virginia




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