Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Little Round Top and the Warren Monument, Gettysburg, PA.
Some of the hardest fighting in the three days battle at Gettysburg developed around this point.  From its summit, you overlook the Devil's Den, the Valley of Death, the Wheatfield and the Peach Orchard - all synonmous terms in the history of the great battle.

Spangler's Spring, Gettysburg, PA.
This spring, at the foot of Culp's Hill furnished water for the wounded of both armies, when, at the close of hostilities on the night of the second day's battle, both the Blue and the Gray sought here, together, a drink of its refreshing water for themselves and their disabled comrades.  A neat structure of granite now incloses the spring, and visitors to the field stop to drink from its historic waters.

View from Tower on Hancock Avenue, Gettysburg, PA.
This beautiful panorama shows many points of unusual interest in connection with the great battle.  On the left is the equstrian statue of Meade, and beyond it the Pennsylvania Memorial; the Round Tops are in the distance and in the center the group of trees around High Water Mark, at which Pickett's charge was directed.

No comments:

Post a Comment