Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The High Water Mark
Morning fog lifts over the High Water Mark monument at The Angle and Copse of Trees on Cemetery Ridge, where memorials to the Union soldiers that defended the long, gentle rise are spaced along the line. Pickett's Charge on the third day of battle at Gettysburg crested here before receding in defeat. Debate continues as to if this is truly the "high water mark" of the Rebellion - but there is no doubt that the men who fought here were forever proud of their efforts. (Click image for larger view).