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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013

While researching Little Round Top I’ve come across quite a few photos showing the view from the summit, but relatively few showing the view from the base looking up through the trees. This photo was taken from one of the paths leading from the Sykes Avenue parking lot and shows some of the boulders which are synonymous with Gettysburg’s terrain. The monument rising up in the center of the photo just above the rocks is the 91ST Pennsylvania Infantry.

The tall granite monument to the left and on the other side of the pathway (which could easily blend in as a rock) is a second 91ST Pennsylvania marker, this one dedicated to Lt. Charles Hazlett and Gen. Stephen Weed who both lost their lives near this spot. The cannon and granite battery marker at far left represent Battery D, 5TH U.S. Artillery, also known as “Hazlett’s Battery.”


Co. I, 95TH New York Infantry

Born 1824 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 39

Pvt. Connelly met his fate near the Railroad Cut sometime in the late morning of July 01ST, fighting alongside fellow soldiers of the 95TH New York Infantry and also men from the 6TH Wisconsin Infantry which had been detached from the rest of the Iron Brigade for the duration of the day’s battle. It is believed that he may still lie on the battlefield and that his remains have never been found.

(c) 2013 Skies of Blue and Gray

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