The Castle in Detail
The 12TH/44TH New York castle at Little Round Top is one of my favorite monuments / tourist stops, but it was only recently that I really took notice of its architectural details and unique features. For example, the photo above showcases a good bit of the monument’s appeal. The large plaque at left tells the story of the 44TH, while the New York state seal can be seen over the doorway (this is the side of the monument that faces the Valley of Death and Devil’s Den beyond. Take note of the scrollwork columns.
The second photo brings castles of Europe to mind. I’m really surprised I didn’t see any kids’ heads peeking up from the observation deck, as it’s very rare to have this place to myself. Photo number three talks about the 12TH New York Infantry and its contribution at Gettysburg. In the distance (far right center) you can see the 91ST Pennsylvania monument as well as the marker for Hazlett’s Battery D, 5TH U.S. Artillery.
CPT. GEORGE A. ADAMS
Co. H, 157TH New York Infantry
Born June 07, 1837 --- Died July 25, 1863 at age 26
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