Chapter

Cutler's Cock Fight

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg—The First Day

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780807826249
Published online July 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781469603018
Cutler's Cock Fight

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This chapter describes the Union infantry's debut into the conflict at Gettysburg, which was marked by fire exchanged between the brigades of Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler and Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Davis. What might have been little more than a skirmish between cavalry outposts and reconnoitering infantry ballooned into a full-scale battle. Regardless of the intentions of the two commanders, the long marches of their armies were reaching a climax at Gettysburg.

Keywords: Battle of Gettysburg; Civil War; Union; infantry; brigades; Confederates; Lysander Cutler; Joseph R. Davis

Chapter.  3768 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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