We almost missed an amazing sunrise during our last Gettysburg trip, but fate intervened. A decision to start home without waiting to tour the battlefield one last time was vetoed by our love for the tour, and so we drove the field just as the vibrant sunrise colors emerged. The following pictures show how the first day’s battlefield appeared as another day dawned over Gettysburg.
The first photo was taken along McPherson’s Ridge, looking toward the Lutheran Theological Seminary’s “Old Dorm.” This is one of my favorite-ever shots. The second photo is of Iverson’s Pits. Just a few moments later, by the time we reached Oak Ridge, the sunrise colors had faded and were mixed with a generous amount of blue. It was a classic example of being at the right place at the right time.
CPT. NORMAN FOX WEER
Co. E, 123RD New York Infantry
Born 1836--- Died July 26, 1863 at age 27
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