Written by the historians at the National Park Service, this is an account of the inconclusive first day of fighting during the Battle Gettysburg:
"The two armies converge on Gettysburg - The men of Heth's division, leading the Confederate advance across the mountain, reached Cashtown on June 29. Pettigrew's brigade was sent on to Gettysburg the following day to obtain supplies, but upon reaching the ridge a mile west of the town, they observed a column of Union cavalry approaching..."
Click here to read a Confederate perspective of the first day at Gettysburg.
Click here to read about the second day at the Battle of Gettysburg.
It was on the first day at Gettysburg that the Confederates made a terrible mistake. Read about it here.