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Images of Hazlett's Battery on Little Round Top From 1880's

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Gettysburg Greg, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Gettysburg Greg

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    Here is a rarely seen image from the summit of Little Round Top taken during the 1880's looking south towards Big Round Top. Here, Hazlett's Battery is represented by these tubes percariously balanced on "rock carriages". The dapper dandy sitting on the gun appears to be looking across the Valley of Death towards Devil's Den. Included is another more widely circulated view of this scene possiibly taken at the same time looking NW that includes the original 91st Pa monument.
     
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    Did those guns fire on Pickett's Charge?
     
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    The rightmost section of the 6-gun battery did. They were the only ones that could turn far enough to do so though. That being said, supposedly they did quite a bit of damage since they were essentially firing straight down the line.

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    Quite a different landscape than the manicured summit of today. Thanks for the pictures! They always help me to understand the battle better.
     
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    As Hazlett's Battery used 10 pound Parrotts ,the War Department certainly used an interesting selection of tubes for the monument. From an artilleryman's standpoint, you couldn't have asked for a better firing position.
     
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    IIRC, that is from an article in one of the earliest volumes of Gettysburg Magazine.

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    Really great photos. It's interesting to see the piled up rocks forming a bit of a wall.
     
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    Wonderful views
     
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    I believe there are photos from the 1880's taken on East Cemetery Hill showing cannon tubes displayed the same way...without the gun carriages propped up on rocks.
     
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    It looks more devoid of woods back then. Had there been some clearing of trees in the years following the battle?
     
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    GREAT PIC!!! Really shows the struggle to manhandle the guns up that rocky hill! It still couldn't have been easy wearing those brogans! Those things couldn't grip sandpaper! :smile:
     

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