Friday, August 17, 2007

Scenes From Gettysburg: Seminary Ridge

Spangler Woods. From these trees, on the third day, the long gray line of Confederates emerged.

The view from the Confederate lines prior to the charge. Cemetary Ridge is almost 1.5 miles in the distance.

The Virginia Monument. Lee watched the assault from this location.

On July 3rd, Lee, known for his audacity, decided to make one last gamble. Encouraged by Anderson's near success the day before and the belief that previous attacks on each flank had weakened the Federal center, he chose to attack directly across the open field separating the two armies.

Although he only commanded one of the three divisions involved, the assault would forever bear the name of Major General George Pickett.

1 comment:

Mike-El said...

"Straight up the hillside, out in the open. In that gorgeous field of fire."

Thanks, Grift. These pictures are terrific.