Whenever possible, soldiers included rocks, boulders and fallen trees into their defenses. On the south summit of Little Round Top a grouping of boulders was incorporated into breastworks constructed by New York men on the evening of July 2nd, after most of the fighting had ended for the day. Just below the 44th/12th NY Castle on LRT a photograph was taken just days after the battle that exemplifies this technique. In the photo, there are many items seen left behind by the soldiers. Easily seen are wooden slats from empty ammo boxes, paper wrappers from torn cartridges, as well as wooden stakes probably used to hold up blankets for protection from the hot July sun. Also, nearly impossible to see without magnification is a rifle bayonet that belonged to a soldier who fought in this area. I will include a blow up from this image in which the bayonet can be seen more clearly.