New photo gallery | July 4, 1863: Union takes back Gettysburg in the east; Vicksburg falls in the west
It is finished.
- Jul. 4, 2013
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It is finished.
Yesterday's Confederate punch to the Federal left and then to the Federal right culminated today with an earth-shaking yet ill-fated charge into the Union middle.
In the shape of giant, bloodied fishhook, Federal forces are making a desperate defense along the southern reaches of this central Pennsylvania town, stretching across rolling wheat fields and pockets of thick forest from Cemetery Hill to a rocky overlook known a Little Round Top.
A Confederate raiding party returned to this sleepy southern Pennsylvania college town this morning with a soft breeze, almost as if they were making a casual trip to the store.
New Photos from the Re-enactment — Staff photographer Rob Curtis is at Gettysburg, Pa., covering events on the 150th anniversary of the battle. Above are photos from June 29. Click here for a gallery of photos from June 28.
The Union Army of the Potomac is surging north into Pennsylvania today, with some units marching more than 30 miles through sweltering 100-degree weather.
In his first full day in command of the 95,000-strong Army of the Potomac, Union Maj. Gen. George Meade wasted no time taking his forces on the offensive.
In the end, it appears Maj. Gen. 'Fighting Joe' Hooker just didn't have enough fight in him.
A revolutionary new weapon was baptized in a hail of fire during a battle that ended today in central Tennessee, in the process helping earn a Union infantry unit the nickname 'Lightning Brigade.'
Confederate cavalry commander Maj. Gen.
Despite top-level orders to the contrary, supply-starved Confederate troops occupying parts of southern Pennsylvania are wasting little time stealing food, clothing, ammunition and other gear from local merchants and farmers.
The vanguard of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia is said to be foraging in southern Pennsylvania for food and other supplies.
Adopting the motto 'Mountaineers are always Free,' West Virginia has become the 31st state admitted into the United States of America.
Federal artillery opened fire this morning on Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry positioned on the high ground near this town Upperville, kicking off another day of fighting about 50 miles west of Washington, D.C., involving some 10,000 troops.
Heavy rains last night doused firefights raging around this north central Virginia hamlet just a day's ride from the U.S. capital.
Union and Confederate forces are clashing today in fierce hand-to-hand combat around the village of Middleburg, Va., just 40 miles from the Union capital.
A grim new practice invented here in the nation's capital is making it possible for those killed in battle to be preserved for long shipments home for burial among friends and family.
The Confederate ironclad CSS Atlanta was captured by the United States Navy after a battle with Union gunboats off the coast of Georgia this morning at the mouth of the Wilmington River near Savannah.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The capital of Pennsylvania is in panic today amid reports that Confederate troops are crossing the Potomac River.
A division of Federal troops surrendered to overwhelming Confederate forces at this strategic crossroads in the Shenandoah Valley, some 75 miles from the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C.
Confederate troops drove fast and deep into the Shenandoah River Valley today, seizing their first major foothold inside Union territory in what is expected to become a major offensive by Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
The first regiment of black soldiers enlisted into the Union cause is bound for fighting along the Carolina coast, Military Times has learned.
President Abraham Lincoln fired back at critics today who say the White House has overstepped presidential powers by curtailing basic civil liberties in the name of national security.
Union Maj. Gen. Francis J. Herron arrived with his division on the outskirts of Vicksburg today, completing what is now a nine-division stranglehold around the Confederate stronghold.
Although military historians will likely conclude yesterday's great cavalry clash at Brandy Station was a draw, Confederate cavalry commander Maj. Gen. James '
Union units mustered on the foggy north bank of the Rappahannock River just before sunrise, the breathy whinnies of horses barely heard over the splash and spill of the running water as the first riders made their way into rebel territory this morning.
Gen. Robert E. Lee conducted a 'grand review' today of his Confederate cavalry squadrons, led by their flamboyant commander Maj. Gen. James 'Jeb' Stuart.
Mathew Brady maybe the only northerner who can say he shot Gen. Robert E. Lee.
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is growing increasingly frustrated with his top commander on the eastern front, according to top aides.
Union troops skirmished with Greycoats along the Rappahannock River today, just downstream from Fredericksburg, Va.
With his recent Emancipation Proclamation freeing all southern-held slaves, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln has stymied British plans to throw their support to the Confederate cause, according to officials on both side of the Atlantic.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia is on the move.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — It has now been three months since the United States adopted its first military draft and many throughout the Union are not happy about it.
Coming on the heels of his mid-May meeting with President Jefferson Davis and the Confederate States war council, General Robert E. Lee has restructured the Army of Northern Virginia, creating three corps under generals James Longstreet, Dick Ewell and A. P. Hill.
Wary of a new Confederate push into Union territory, the Federal Army's new 'air force' is deploying along the southern front to help keep a watchful eye on rebel camps across the Rappahannock River in Virginia.
Military Times has learned that a former silversmith from Brooklyn will become the first U.S. Marine to earn the nation's highest honor for bravery.
After two failed assaults in recent weeks, Union Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant has decided to lay siege to the fortress-like hilltop city that stands in control of the Mississippi River.
President Lincoln is growing increasingly frustrated with stalled efforts to turn up the heat on the Confederate capital of Richmond.
Military Times has learned that the top Confederate brass is considering a summer offensive into Union-held territory.