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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 05, 1863

Retreat from Gettysburg

General Robert E. Lee’s battered Army of Northern Virginia began its retreat from Gettysburg, moving backs towards Maryland, screened by J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry.

Image of Retreat from Gettysburg Confederate Dead Gathered for Burial at Gettysburg, July 5
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Image of Retreat from Gettysburg More Confederate Dead Gathered for Burial at Gettysburg, July 5
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