The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest and deadliest battle of the American Civil War. Over 160,000 men fought and over 45,000 became casualties for their competing visions of America. Today the Gettysburg battlefield is a giant outdoor classroom where over 1200 monuments and markers of stone, bronze and iron help visitors explore one of the great turning points in American history.
On this site you can take a virtual tour of the Gettysburg battlefield using the monument maps, visit the battlefield farms and get an idea of the terrain over which the armies fought.
The story of the battle is told by over 1200 monuments and markers featured on this site, all with photographs, live text of their inscriptions, and map locations. They are found on the monument tour maps or you can use the menu to search by army, state or type of monument. In addition to the information on this site many of the pages have links to a companion site, The Civil War in the East, which provides unit histories, biographies, and additional information of interest.
Interested in what happened before or after the fighting at Gettysburg? The main Stone Sentinels website has links to over two dozen more battles that took place from Pennsylvania to southern Virginia.