July 1st through the 3rd in 1863 was the turning point of the Civil War. With Americans pitted against Americans, the Battle of Gettysburg proved to be the beginning of the end for the War against ourselves. After the bloody three day battle, with around 50,000 casualties on both sided, the Union was victorious.
The site of Gettysburg Pennsylvania will forever be remembered in the minds of all Americans as the historic site where President Lincoln gave his ever-so-famous Gettysburg Address. Below are listed some the best sites for you to learn more about the famous battle in America’s history.
HISTORY OF GETTYSBURG
- Brothers War: An extensive site detailing the battle in its entirety. An info bar on the left of the page makes navigating through the site very easy and fun.
- History of War: A great site to learn about everything involving the Battle of Gettysburg. Not only that but this site has information on the entire Civil War.
- Gettysburg: From a history of the battle to information on how to visit the battle grounds today, this is a site you must visit. Read about the battle and then take the trip!
- Civil War Home: A very detailed site with easy search features. Civil War Home will be your resource for anything and everything Gettysburg.
- Gettysburg: Discussing the different days and the aftermath of the battle. This has everything you need to know about the battle and the site today.
BATTLE MAPS & STRATEGIES
- Gettysburg Info: One of the best resources on the internet about how the battle unfolded. Includes maps to let you know where and how everything happened.
- Civil War: An extremely detailed account of the entire Battle of Gettysburg. With all the battles mapped out, one gets a real feel for how it all played out.
- Visit Gettysburg: A great, easy to understand break down of the three day battle. This is a very detail site that has great information for anyone looking to learn more about this battle.
- Military History Online: Military History Online gives a great incite into the different strategies used by both sides during the battle. If you’re curious to see how the battle was won, you must see this site!
- Civil War Animated: An interactive site that lets you watch the battle unfold. This is a great site and an even better learning tool.
- The History Place: With photos taken just after the battle has ended, this site makes you feel like you were there.
- Son of the South: A great list of pictures taken after the Battle of Gettysburg. Each photo has a description of what the photo is and where i was taken.
- U.S. Civil War: Now and then photos of Gettysburg. This site includes photos of Commanders, photos before the battle, after the battle and today.
- Webshots: So many photos involving everything Gettysburg. You won’t find a better collection of photos regarding this battle.
- Civil War: A dedicated site to the Civil War. Civil War has put together quite the list of pictures and photos about the Battle of Gettysburg.
BASIC STATISTICS ABOUT THE BATTLE
- Footnote: Facts, stories, time lines, Footnote has an extensive amount of information about Gettysburg. This site has all the information you’ll need to get a good grasp on the battle.
- Gettysburg: This site is an information haven! Spend some time on this site researching and you are sure to learn a lot about the battle.
- U.S. Army: U.S. Army has the most complete set of statistics when it comes to the Battle of Gettysburg. You won’t find a better site to visit than that of a branch in our very own military.
- American Civil War: American Civil War has a great breakdown of each day during the Battle of Gettysburg. A really interesting site that is full of information.
- Teacheroz: So much information on the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn all about any and all different types of statistics you need to know about.
BOOKS & LITERATURE
- NPS: National Park Services has a great list of books regarding Gettysburg. Broken down into separate sections makes it easy to find exactly what you’re look for.
- TOCWOC: This is a great blog by someone with extensive knowledge about the Civil War. This blog has compiled a Top 10 Gettysburg book list.
- History Shopping: Find what you want and buy it from History Shopping. This site has a great list of the best books you’ll need.
- Battle of Gettysburg Buff: This has put together of list of its favorite Gettysburg books. Take a look through the list and you’re sure to find something that interests you.
- Jennie Wade House: A site where you can research all different types of Civil War collectibles. Jennie Wade House has a great list of different books that are sure to excite you.