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Post by Erich » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:22 pm

Ray yes the monument you can just see the Union soldier in one of my upper pics and to the right on Little Round top. defending this height from the Confederates down below quite a stirring couple of engagements for the vital hump. CO of one Union unit received the medal of honor here defending against multiple attacks from the Alabamians.
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Post by Sniper1946 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:25 pm

Erich wrote:I'm directionally challenged..................actually no but I do recognize the red farm building with vertical white wood segments. it might be from round top, great pic in the fall/winter. looking west I think. not sure of the monument probably Union but unit ?

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Found some info for the monument Erich...155th Pennsylvania Monument. The monument in the foreground is for the 155th Pennsylvania Zouave regiment of Weed's brigade. This picture is taken from the north of Vincent's spur (the flat area where Vincent's men were deployed) in an area defended by Weed's brigade. In the background, standing on a rock, is the monument to Maj. Gen. Gouvernor K. Warren. On the right is the monument to the 146th New York.source: http://www.hyperbear.com/acw/gettysburg ... g-lrt.html
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Post by Erich » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:05 pm

yes the monuments really go way off to the right and down into the scrubby trees then on your pic several to the left including medal of honor winner Chamberlain who along with 3 other Union units became the left flank of the Union during the battle.....and what a mess for that hill. the Alabamians before going up Little round top had taken a circumvent almost unseen in the heat towards big round top which is attached to little round top but to the south, there still is a trail and several Confederate monuments on big round top, about 20 Alabamians went up Big to hunt for water but never returned all shot dead by the Union sharpshooters of Brendan's brigade whom also when the charge of Chamberlains unit drove the Alabamians down little round top the Union shooters were waiting for them by a partial stone embankment and shot the craps out of the Confederates retreating down the hillside...................this and part of the vent is almost unknown.
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Post by Erich » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:34 pm

during the area of Picketts fatal charge and the poor Virginians. a slight rise to the copse of trees then the angle and it is truely an Angle which was broken into but only for a moment, pics of some of the Union monuments ....

that evening of July 3rd the Confederates slowly moved West and southward away from the exhausted Union victors, battles still raged in the old town of Gettysburg; skirmishers and those Confederates that did not get the word to retreat out were captured.

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Post by Sniper1946 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:19 pm

It's almost as though time has stood still Erich, very much as it were back then... :)
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Post by Erich » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:32 pm

very true Ray some of the other sites that have not seen development have gone back to nature..... thankfully fortress ares of log/earthworks are now just grassy green humps. stone walls down or collapsed over time...... much the same way in Europe.
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Post by ReanHoward » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:55 pm

That looks a pretty neat place Erich.

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Post by Erich » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:03 pm

yes you need to visit; the Mrs. and I are tentatively planning a week here in 2020 and to follow Lee's retreat back into Virginia ...... this year it's Arkansas/Missouri/Kansas - following relatives on both sides of our Families.
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