Battle of Falling Waters 1863


Custer, Pettigrew and the End of the Gettysburg Campaign
Battle of Falling Waters 1863
Custer, Pettigrew and the End of the Gettysburg Campaign
By George F. Franks, III
  • Tours

    Schedule you 2016 tour of the Falling Waters 1863 Battlefield NOW.
    Less than 10 miles from Antietam. Less than an hour from Gettysburg.

    Visit the site of the July 14, 1863 Battle of Falling Waters, Maryland.
  • The location of 6 Confederate earthworks.
  • Where the 6th Michigan "Wolverines" Cavalry pierced Lee's rear guard lines.
  • The exterior of the Daniel Donnelly House (1830) made famous by Edwin Forbes' sketch.
  • Exact  spot where brilliant and brave BG J Johnston Pettigrew (CS) was mortally wounded.
  • Site of the Donnelly House barn. And more!
Organizations and groups are welcome.  We prefer a minimum number of 10 guests per tour including tour leader and driver. 
Contact us at the e-mail address below well in advance of your requested visit.
A small fee and legal waiver are required of all visitors. A brochure is provided to every guest.

The Falling Waters 1863 Battlefield encompasses over 500 acres of private property. The Civil War Trust partnering with other preservation organizations has saved our first 3 1/2 acres of historically significant battlefield land. We hope to add this area of the battlefield to our tour in 2017.


The BATTLE OF FALLING WATERS 1863, FOUNDATION, INC. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2014 to help preserve the site of the last battle of the Gettysburg Campaign.

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Be part of preserving the land where Custer, Buford, Kilpatrick, Heth, Pettigrew and nearly 10,000 of their men fought on July 14, 1863.

Our goals include preserving the battlefield and educating the public about the historic events that took place here over 150 years ago.

We are partnering with the Civil War Trust and other national, regional and local organizations to save and preserve the Falling Waters 1863 Battlefield.

Adding your name to our e-mail list implies no financial or other commitment. We are in the process of applying for non-profit status and will keep you updated by e-mail on:
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Get in on the GROUND FLOOR of an exciting new Civil War battlefield preservation project. We need your support!

Battle of Falling Waters 1863... has been nominated for several prestigious Civil War book awards. Watch for reviews, links to interviews and more.

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