Sitting in the corner of a field just a few hundred feet south of the Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg is a large distinctive boulder that appears to be a rock on top of a rock. This seldom seen landmark was literally a life saver for the men of Hampton's Independent Light Artillery Battery F on July 3rd, 1863. During the Confederate artillery barrage preceding Pickett's Charge, several men from Hampton's Battery were wounded and taken behind this rock for protection from the continuing Confederate barrage. Veterans of the battery returning to the battlefield found the boulder and dubbed it as Hampton's Battery Rock as it has been known as ever since. Here is a photo I took of the boulder last September along with a period shot of veterans posing on the rock in 1889.