Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg

Cemetery Ridge was the site of Union Lines for the final two days of battle.
This was the setting of Pickett's Charge, where General Pickett hurled his cavalry, resulting in 82% casualties, a figure never equaled by any other Union regiment during the Civil War.
As the 1st Minnesota battled Wilcox's Alabamians, General Hancock sped forward his Union troops from the northern part of the ridge. A brigade of New York troops arrived and immediately charged into Plum Run, driving back the exhausted southern troops.
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Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804, United States

High Water Mark

High Water Mark was a small grove located on the northern portion of Cemetery Ridge. On July 3, 1863 it was the site of vicious hand-to-hand combat during the bloody climax of Pickett's Charge.
Colonel John Bachelder, the first government historian of the Gettysburg battlefield, deemed this area "High Water Mark of the Rebellion" and helped place the High Water Mark of the Rebellion Monument here in 1892. The monument lists the commands of both armies that participated in Pickett's Charge. This grouping of trees marked a Confederate crest of the battle and the war. After Gettysburg, Lee's Army of Northern Virginia would never reach such a high point again.
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Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804, United States

Pennsylvania Monument

Constructed 1909-10, the monument is made of North Carolina granite set over an iron and concrete frame. Adorning the base are bronze statues of Pennsylvania-born generals, Governor Curtin, and President Abraham Lincoln. The statues were sculpted by J. Otto Schweizer, Cyrus E. Dalin, Lee O. Lowrie among others. The prominent figure of Winged Victory by sculptor Samuel Murray, adorns the top of the monument. Around the base are bronze plaques that list the Pennsylvania regiments and batteries that participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Each plaque is a list of members of each unit who were present during the three- day battle.
Official site: www.nps.gov/gett/
Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804, United States

Little Round Top

Meade's Headquarters

Meade's Headquarters (the Leister House) along Taneytown Road was badly hit on the third day of battle, July 3, 1863. According to one eyewitness, around the house and yard lay at least 12 or 15 dead horses, shot down while aides and orderlies were delivering orders and messages to headquarters.
Official site: www.nps.gov/gett/
Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804, United States

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