“The battle of Gettysburg. View of Little Round Top and the Devil’s Den, held by the Fifth Corps,” by Edwin Forbes, sketched on July 4, 1863.
A detail from the above sketch.
During Gettysburg, it is alleged that he hid under a wagon near Little Round Top during a particularly energetic bombardment of the Union line. Even if this is true, he probably was not alone. By the third day of the battle, he had positioned himself at a more strategic viewpoint and was able to observe Pickett’s Charge firsthand.