The Civil War, Day by Day

Hold At All Cost!

The Battle of Gettysburg

Armed with breech-loading carbines, the dismounted horse soldiers waged a stubborn defense, giving ground grudgingly. Buford knew his men had to hold at all cost - and hold they did. Finally, Major General George Meade’s Federal army began arriving and relieved Buford’s battle-weary cavalrymen. When repulsed by Lee’s army later that day, the Federal troops reformed on the strong positions Buford had noted the night before. Two days later, Lee’s army had been defeated, the Confederate invasion had been turned back and the decisive battle of the war had ended in a Federal victory - due in no small measure to the valiant stand by General Buford’s cavalry.

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All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2019. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.