Title: Battle of Gettysburg. Date Created/Published: c1887 May 16. Medium: 1 print. Summary: Print from the painting called Hancock at Gettysbug by Thure de Thulstrup. Shows Major General George Hancock leading the attack popularly known as "Pickett's Charge."
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-04033 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC4-1178 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-8379 (b&w film copy neg.) LC -USZC2-498 (color film copy slide)
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Call Number: PGA - Prang--Battle of Gettysburg (C size) [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Notes: G12949 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Prang, (L.) & Co.
Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. Gen. John Buford, and soon reinforced with two corps of Union infantry. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of town to the hills just to the south.
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