Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Wheatfield. An area consisting of about 20 acres of land. And 4000 troops died trying to take this small patch of land. In the middle of the screen you can see Little Round Top. The extreme end of the Union line, defended by the 20th Maine. One of the most visited sites of the battlefield.
Here is the position the 20th Main had as they repelled wave after wave of southern forces. Eventually ending in a bayonet charge down the hill.
Here is a picture of something that makes a lot of noise, and a cannon.
Her mother and her really had very little interest in the battlefield, but they were happy to see daddy running around like a 10 year old in a Chuck E Cheese's.

1 comment:

Durham Bull Pen said...

Thanks for putting up the pictures. I'm glad you are getting to do something you wanted to do like this on your birthday.

I have to do more reading up on Gettysburg, clearly.