Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Larson's Cottage Court
located directly on the Lincoln Highway U.S. 30, seven blocks West of the Gettysburg Public Square.  At a high elevation on Seminary Ridge on which the battle lines were formed July 1st, 1863, visitors get a panoramic view of Gettysburg and its internationally knows battlefields.

Big Round Top, Gettysburg, PA.
This view of Round Top was made from West Confederate Avenue, which was the first Telford road constructed by the Government.  Round Top rises to the south of Little Round Top which it overlooks.  Although higher, it was of less importance in the battle than the smaller hill.  Law's Alabama Brigade of the 2nd Confederate Corps moved along the northern slope to advance on Little Round Top.

Jenny Wade House and Monument
Miss Jenny Wade was killed the morning of July 3rd, while attending to household duties in a little brick house on Baltimore Street near the National Cemetery.  She was the only citizen of Gettysburg who was killed during the battle.  The house is now used as a war museum, and shows hundreds of marks of bullets and shell.  The monument marks her last resting place in the Citizen's Cemetery.

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