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Fifth Corps. Second Division. 3rd Brigade Marker at Little Round Top
Brigade Markers, similar to this one for the Union Army of the Potomac's
Fifth Corps Second Division 3rd Brigade located at Little Round Top, are
located through-out the park and provide Brigade specific information
about about the brigades in the Union and Confederate armies at
This photo was modified to take-away some of the glare from the photo
because the photo was taken in the late afternoon on October 11, 2009.
Even in October, as the Sun was starting to set, the Sun's rays were still
View of Devil's Den from Little Round Top
This photo was taken October 11, 2009 so it does not have the same foliage
as the July 1-3 time of year, but the fall colors may be interesting. The
ground covered by the Confederates while being under fire from Union
troops atop the heights must have been tremendous as you can see the
Confederate soldiers were literal without cover.
63rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument
In the book, UNDER THE RED PATCH-STORY OF THE SIXTY-THIRD PENNSYLVANIA
VOLUNTEERS 1861-1864 it mentions there was some disagreement concerning
the design of the monument so this design was chosen and placed in spite
of unpopularity with the 63rd veterans. On page 465 of the aforementioned
book, it states a veteran facetiously dubbed it "The Base Burner Stove".
Note the pink granite diamond shape for the Union Army of the Potomac's
3rd Corps at the top of the monument, which looks like a red flame from
the gray granite monument below. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania supplied
$1500 for the monument and paid to have veterans present at the dedication
Sep 11, 1889. In the 63rd, Sgt John D. Wood was a member of Co. "K"
Return to Gettysburg, a