For a different and intriguing shot, I once took this photo of one of the Union cannon perched atop the High Water Mark monument at the Copse of Trees. Naturally, during the battle, the Union artillery (this isn’t an original piece) would have been turned in the opposite direction toward the men embarking on the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge, but this angle allowed me to identify a few monuments, one of my all-time favorite blog activities :-)
The monument at which the cannon barrel is aiming represents the 106TH Pennsylvania Infantry (see my post of June 17). To the left is a statue monument honoring the 1ST Pennsylvania Cavalry. The multi-tiered monument to the left is dedicated to Brig. Gen. Alexander Webb. To the left of Webb’s monument, a large base with a bronze plaque can be seen in the distance. This is the base of the equestrian monument for Gen. George G. Meade.
PVT. CHARLES A. ROUSE
CO. D, 4TH Michigan Infantry
Born 1842 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 21
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