To maximize the accuracy of his 1883 painting, French artist Paul Philippoteaux not only visited the battlefield and interviewed many veterans, he also commissioned Gettysburg photographer William Tipton to photograph a 360 degree panorama from the point of view of the proposed Cyclorama. The artist had Tipton place men and horses at various locations within the photos to be used to provided perspective for the painting. One of Tipton's images faces west from Hancock Avenue that includes the area inside the Angle where the hand to hand fighting took place at the culmination of Longstreet's Assault on July 3, 1863. The photo, taken less than 20 years after the battle is practically unrecognizable when compared to the well manicured monument filled area we are familiar with today. Therefore, in order to better understand how the 1882 image relates to what we see today, I located three well known monuments approximately where they would be in Tipton's photograph. The 71st Pa monument on the right shows where the Angle is, then continuing along the wall to the left is the 72nd Pa musket swinging monument. Interesting that Tipton included a man figure shown coming over the wall right in the area. Many believe this is near where General Armistead crossed. Was Tipton intentionally simulating Armistead crossing the wall? Probably not, since Armistead is shown mounted in the Cyclorama. In addition to Tipton's photograph, I will include the same perspective as it appears in the painting. Interesting to note that Philippoteaux placed a runaway horse right where the horse is seen in the Tipton photo. Another subtle detail I noticed is that he even includes the furrows in the field that show up in Tipton's photo.