More Gettysburg Photos

Sorry for my delay with these. I have given the best description I can, if someone who has been there more than once can add some commentary (or correct me if I am mistaken) please do!!

Lincoln Memorial.

My kids and I read the “Gettysburg Address” together here near the location where Lincoln gave it somewhere amongst the gravestones that now occupy that sacred ground.

I forget where exactly this was on W. Confederate Ave., but thought it was a pretty photo.

Gen. Reynolds.

Soldier’s Monument.

Another, but closer.

Virginia Memorial.

DEVIL’S DEN

Of course this was the reason for my coming to Gettysburg. To walk the ground where my ancestor fought. My mother was a Weygant and related to Col. Charles Weygant.

Looking down towards Devil’s Den from Little Round Top.

Looking up towards Little Round Top from the top of Devil’s Den.

The Triangular Field where the 124th NY Regiment desperately fought that day (July 2, 1863).

Col. Ellis Monument. Col. Ellis was the original Colonel of the regiment and led them into the battle, but died there on the field. (That’s me standing next to it.)

Looking up from the rock wall towards Ellis’s monument.

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3 Responses to More Gettysburg Photos

  1. Jude says:

    Thanks for the photos and descriptions. I doubt I’ll ever make it to any of the battlefields where my 4 Union ancestors fought, so it’s nice getting the tour. I especially like that you read the Gettysburg Address while you were standing near the spot where Lincoln delivered it. It sounds like something I would do.

  2. Jenny says:

    The third picture, the one you have labelled West Confederate Avenue, I think is actually Hancock Avenue, Cemetery Ridge, between where Hancock was wounded and the Pennsylvania Monument. From the left, the cannon is part of the 9th Michigan Artillery. The monument shaped like a diamond is a marker to the 17th Maine (their main monument is in the Wheatfield). The monument to the right with the engraved soldier is to the 2nd US Sharpshooters F&G companies (New Hampshire). I agree that it is a pretty photo. :)

  3. Chris says:

    Jenny thank you! Being my first time there, when I got home this picture was out of order and I could not place it. Thanks!!

    C

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