Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gettysburg - Little Round Top -18 November 2010

Again I am sorry that the better images are still on my camera and I am unable to place them up on the blog for you as yet...kick myself for that one. However I did manage to take a few images from Little Round Top. Larry and I were running out of light and we still had to see the centre of the Union line. So after taking a couple of snaps from the top we ducked down to the the 20th Maine position were they held the flank of the Union Army which has been immortalised (if that is the right word) in very historian and wargamers mind since. The above image was taken from the top of Little Round Top and looks towards 'The Wheatfield'.


The view from the same position but looking towards Big Round Top.


Again from the same location but looking down towards 'Devil's Den', which is the small rock formation in the middle middle of the picture.


On the extreme left flank of the Union line stood the 20th Maine. The two markers on the ground, one to the right edge of the picture and the other can just be made out to the left, represent the left and right extremities of their line.


The left marker for the 20th Maine and the position of their refused flank.


The last two images were taken from the advancing Confederate position looking back up to the 20th Maine position. The climb was not as steep as I thought. But if you think that the soldiers climbing up to this position had little or no water and had been fighting up hill all day, it would of been a hard and final last climb to make.

Don Troniani's painting of Col Chamberlain and the 20th Maine's final charge down off Little Round Top.

2 comments:

Scullmeister said...

Thanks for the photos of the 'Little Round Top'. I always enjoy seeing the real place where the battles were fought and trying to imagine what it would have been like.

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Excellent photos...thanks