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Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg Battlefield

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1863, with many additions
  • North Carolina Monument
  • Virginia Monument
  • Louisiana Monument
  • Mississippi Monument
  • Little Round Top Vista
  • Pennsylvania Memorial
  • Devil's Den from Little Round Top
  • Little Round Top
  • Cemetery Ridge (in background) from Little Round Top
  • Statue of Gouveneur K. Warren, Little Round Top

The battlefield occupies most of the zone to the south of the town and is principally bisected by Emmitsburg Road (old U.S. 15, now Business U.S. 15). It is a landscape whose various pieces, from Seminary Ridge and Little Round Top to the Peach Orchard, are seared in the American memory. Scattered across the landscape are many of the eighteenth- to mid-nineteenth-century farmhouses and barns that once made this a productive landscape, the largest and most remarkable being the farmhouse of Dwight D. Eisenhower (AD11). Most remarkable are the literally hundreds of monuments to the Union and Confederate forces who battled here in 1863. Though many of these are the products of funeral monument companies, some are remarkable works of art and several are by important architects.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas

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