Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Big Round Top - Gettysburg
Big Round Top rises above fog as seen from West Confederate Avenue at Gettysburg. The rocky hill did not achieve great fame during the battle for one simple reason: Its heavy woods made it less strategically important than its partially cleared neighbor and shorter hill, Little Round Top. Confederate forces climbed the then-empty hill before attacking on the second day of fighting. (Click image for larger view).