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The Gettysburg Campaign was a series of battles fought in the months of June and July 1863. The central battle of the campaign, the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was fought from July 1st to 3rd and resulted in a Confederate defeat.
“ To Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing and his men, the first sign of Hooker’s intention to abandon the Fredericksburg-Falmouth front came in the form of a telegram received at Second Corps headquarters on June 6, which directed that the soldiers of the corps have three days’ rations in their haversacks, and that all wagons be loaded with stores and the trains put in readiness for any order to move. The order, the telegram stated, “may possibly be given to move early tomorrow.”8 ”