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Gettyburg National Military Park

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought in a quiet, Pennsylvanian farming town, marked the turning point of the Civil War. After three days of brutal combat, the battle ended on July 3, 1863, with the armies under General Robert E. Lee and Major General George G. Meade suffering a total of more than 51,000 casualties.

Gettysburg National Military Park was established on February 11, 1895.

Culp's Hill

View of Culp's Hill from East Cemetery Road

General Lee's plan was to take Culp's Hill on July 1, but Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell informed him that this goal could not be attained.

Farmhouse near Devil's Den

This farmhouse near Devil's Den is one of several farmhouses at Gettysburg.

Gettysburg farmhouse


Valley of Death

"The Valley of Death"

This is a view of the "Valley of Death" from Little Round Top. The valley was so named because of the carnage that filled this area after a bloody fight ensued at the base of nearby Devil's Den on the second day of the battle.

Left of the line on Little Round Top

This area shows the position of the left of the Union line in the July 2 battle on Little Round Top, in which the Union repulsed the Confederates and held this ground.

Little Round Top

The Angle

"The Angle"

During Pickett's Charge on July 3, few Confederate infantrymen made it past the low stone wall that forms a 90-degree bend at this part of the field.
Photos by DLO, except The Angle by CNO.


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