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Little Round Top Breastworks Constructed by 44th/12th NY-T&N

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Gettysburg Greg, Feb 17, 2017 at 6:45 AM.

  1. Gettysburg Greg

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    Positioned to the left of the 16th Michigan on the south shelf of Little Round Top, the 44th/12th NY constructed these works after the heavy fighting that took place here on July 2, 1863. The view is looking up towards the summit from the Confederate side of the works. It is interesting to note the difference between the tightly compacted rock wall built to stop incoming bullets from Confederate riflemen versus the loosely stacked rocks seen in the reconstructed version. The 44th/12th NY monument is seen on the summit in my matching now shot.
     
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  3. Warren

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    Looks like the large boulder at it's bottom left corner may have fragmented and fallen away from comparing the two photos. I wonder how many of those stones that were well-compacted in that wall may have found their way into collections and living rooms across the USA since then...
     
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    GG: Thanks so much for your diligent work that allows people to see the Gettysburg of yesterday and today at the same time. You are a stellar individual.
     
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    It is great to see all these before and after pics.
     
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    Thank you for the wonderful work you do. You make the battlefield come alive. I always look forward to your posts.
     
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    Thought I might as well add my video I took at this location while shooting the now photo.
     
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    @Gettysburg Greg , I like the idea of including videos. Please use them in the future if you have them :smile: I just enlarged the modern picture, am I correct that the monument is the "castle"?
     
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    Very interesting work. I agree with you about the tightly packed original wall.
     
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    Thanks for posting the then and now photos.
     
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    I wonder why the parks department didn't try to reconstruct the wall to better resemble the oringal one seen in the period photograph.
     
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    You are correct, @Bee. I do have similar videos related to my then and now photos so since you ask, I will include with related posts. Thanks, as always for the comment.
     
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    thank you very much it was nice of you to do the work.
     
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    This is kind of freaky, but if you advance Greg's video to 1:14 and look carefully at the top left of the rock in that frame, it appears that there is a human head, facing towards the left and at the top left corner of the rock. You can make out an eye and a nose, and see hair on the top of the head. Is my imagination running away with my eyes or does anyone else see this? Sorry for no technical skills or I would try and isolate the 'head' in the frame.
     
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    Nice work as always Greg.
     
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    Very cool. I assume the breastworks continued to the left of the large "anchor boulder," but that part wasn't reconstructed?
     
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    Here is a different view, which shows much more of the breastworks.
     

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