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Summit of Little Round Top Post Battle and ca. 1900

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Gettysburg Greg, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Gettysburg Greg

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    lrt summit stret.jpg
    Comparative views facing south along the summit of Little Round Top. The top image is Mathew Brady's mid July 1863 photograph that shows LRT just as the soldiers left it. Within this frame you see the rock breastworks probably constructed by men from the 91st PAV on the right, Brady's often photographed assistant sitting on a stump appearing to be looking towards Devil's Den, as well as the tall pine tree at right center that stood until 1979. The similar view in the ca. 1900 bottom photo includes the guns representing Hazlett's Battery on the left, the 140th and 44th NY monuments, the same witness pine, and barely visible on top of Big Round Top is the observation tower built in 1896.
     
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    Another interesting study.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Thank you Greg I really like the images. I wish LRT still looked like that. I know it has more vegetation of all types, and just looks very different. Great images as always. Thanks again @Gettysburg Greg.
     
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    In wondering if the vegetation has grown over those breast works or they eventually tore it down. I'm trying to recall what that area looks like today. Great pics Greg as always!
     
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    One of our favorite places!!! Thanks for bringing the photos!
     
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    @Gettysburg Greg, do you know if the tree was removed in 1979 or did it come down on its own?
     
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    The breastworks are no longer there. Check out this pic I put together that includes both shots in the OP as well as a third modern view. You can match the large rock just below the 44th NY Castle in two of the images. Thanks for the comments.
    lrt threeway.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the response. Sometimes it's hard to put the image of the battle together due to the changes of time. These T&N's really help to orient things. Thanks again Greg!
     
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    I wonder where the large rock is located in the oldest picture.
     
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    I assume it is either under the debris perpendicular to the breastworks or on the other side of that pile. Unless it was moved there to be the base of a monument that was never realized.
     
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