Where is it Wednesday, Gettysburg? 11/18/20

pamc153PA

Major
Forum Host
Joined
Dec 28, 2008
Location
Pennsylvania
Here it is, this week’s mystery photo from the Gettysburg battlefield. Last week’s pic of the gas pipe fencing on Granite School House Lane was a tough one—I think this one will be a little easier!

Correct answer on Saturday, with hints along the way as needed. Good luck!

BA271E2C-DEBC-472E-A004-2CCA96346AA6.jpeg
 

George Thomas

Private
Joined
Aug 28, 2017
Location
Greater Boston (MA) area
I believe this was taken on Benner's Hill, near one of the Confederate batteries on the north side of the Hanover Rd.
That is the only place I remember seeing the pyramids of cannonballs.
This seems consistent with a photo posted on the stone sentinels website.
Looks like @pamc153PA was on the other side of one of these artillery pieces.
 

cwbuff

Corporal
Joined
Dec 21, 2010
Location
Virginia
I believe this was taken on Benner's Hill, near one of the Confederate batteries on the north side of the Hanover Rd.
That is the only place I remember seeing the pyramids of cannonballs.
This seems consistent with a photo posted on the stone sentinels website.
Looks like @pamc153PA was on the other side of one of these artillery pieces.
You are correct! It is the northernmost specimen. While some folks go to Benner's Hill, few venture across the busy Hannover Road to the north to look at these guns. There are more than one stack of cannon balls there - most have disappeared from the battlefield. I went to this spot for the first time this July and took the pic. The view to the south up Benner's Hill is worth the short walk.
 

Similar threads

Top