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Gettysburg: The First Day Battlefield

The first day battle started west of town with the advance of Archer’s and Davis’ Brigades of Heth’s Division of the Confederate Army.  Their advance was slowed down by John Buford’s Cavalry then John Reynolds First Corps of the Union Army.  The morning battle was an overwhelming Union victory.

In the afternoon, the Confederates advanced from the west retracing the mornings advance and from the north coming down from Oak Hill to attack the First Corp line.  They also advanced from the north and from the east to attack Oliver Howard’s Eleventh Corps overwhelming their line.  Coster’s Brigade fought a delaying battle helping to give more time for troops retreating to East Cemetery Hill where they joined the survivors of the  First Corps shattered line.