Battle of Gettysburg

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1863 Jul 1 05:00

Heth’s Division sets out for Gettysburg

Cashtown, PA, USA

Confederate Maj. General Henry Heth’s Division sets out for Gettysburg from Cashtown. To the west of town Union Brig. General John Buford’s Cavalry Division sits just west of town with 2,700 troops. Advanced skirmishers have been deployed to meet the Confederate advance.

Confederate Maj. Gen. Henry Heth's division, from Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill's Third Corps, advanced towards Gettysburg. Heth deployed no cavalry and led, unconventionally, with the artillery battalion of Maj. William J. Pegram.[3] Two infantry brigades followed, commanded by Brig. Gen. James J. Archer and Joseph R. Davis, proceeding easterly in columns along the Chambersburg Pike.