Thanks to your advocacy efforts on our behalf, we're happy to report that the recently passed Omnibus Spending Bill includes a very small increase in funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities! While our work is not over with regards to the upcoming 2018 budget to be passed in the fall, the Omnibus Spending Bill represents an endorsement of the important work that the humanities do for our communities. These funds will continue to support our work of providing free access to authoritative content about Virginia's history and culture.
This map shows the movements of Confederate (red) and Union (blue) troops on July 1, 1863, the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. By the end of the day, Union forces had retreated to Cemetery Hill, a high position overlooking the Pennsylvania town and its road network.
This map shows the movements of Confederate (red) and Union (blue) troops on July 2, 1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Confederate attacks led to fierce fighting at a number of locations, including Little Round Top, Devil's Den, the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, Cemetery Ridge, and Cemetery Hill.
This map shows the movements of Confederate (red) and Union (blue) troops on July 3, 1863, the third and final day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Confederate attacks climaxed with a failed frontal assault on Cemetery Ridge known as Pickett's Charge.
This map shows the movements of Union (blue) and Confederate (red) troops in the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to 3, 1863. During the night of July 3, Confederate general Robert E. Lee managed to slip his Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac River into Virginia and evade pursuing Union troops.