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Little Round Top Seen From Devil's Den July 6th, 1863

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Gettysburg Greg, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Gettysburg Greg

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    Alexander Gardner's crew recorded this fantastic panorama of Little Round Top from right in front of the big rocks of Devil's Den. This is exactly how the soldiers saw the hill just three days before. I have labeled where some of the modern landmarks are along the summit. If interested in comparing to a similar contemporary view, check out my post on the Contemporary Photos of Civil War Sites & Events.
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  3. amweiner

    amweiner First Sergeant Trivia Game Winner Member of the Month

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    Thanks for posting this! I can imagine the Confederate soldiers looking at this on July 2nd and saying, "You want me to climb what now?!"
     
  4. JohnW.

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    WOW!!! That looks daunting and ominous. A penny for the Confederate's thoughts......
     
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    amweiner First Sergeant Trivia Game Winner Member of the Month

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    YES!

    "Uh, Colonel, sir? I just remembered...I left something....back there......someplace. It's really, really important. I promise, I'll be right back! Pinky swear."
     
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  6. Mike Serpa

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    How did they know to line up where you put the arrows!?
     
  7. Bee

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    Another map added to the collection -- thank you!!
     
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    A picture worth a thousand words.
     
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    Hood to Longstreet in Gettysburg ... "General I do this under protest"
     
  10. FZ11

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    Thanks! Great perspective with the units plugged in. "Worst ground I ever saw."
     

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