Monday, August 16, 2010

My World extra - Gettysburg battlefield

General George Meade
Commander of the Army of the Potomac

Cannon aimed toward Confederate lines

The Confederate Infantry attacked across these fields

Chris and Michael examine monument
to Massachusetts Sharpshooters

Cannon battery

View of Union lines from Little Round Top

After the war, the states erected monuments to their units who fought at Gettysburg. The large monument is the Pennsylvania monument. Statues were placed to honor leaders of the units and some monuments note the place where a soldier was killed.

1 comment:

Randy Lions said...

Very nice pictures, and an interesting selection as well. You must have a great zoom lens to have taken that shot of the Union lines from Little Round Top.

When I look at some of your pictures I just want to hop in the car and go!