Friday, July 25, 2008
44th and 12th New York, Little Round Top - Gettysburg
The towering monument to the 44th and 12th New York stands out on Little Round Top, seen above a screen of trees. The castle-like monument is one of several for Union units that defended the hill on the second day of fighting at Gettysburg. The virtually unguarded hill - "the key of the whole position" - nearly fell into rebel hands save for troops rushed to its summit before Confederate attackers. (Click image for larger view).