Monday, August 18, 2008
General Hays - Gettysburg
Late day sun glistens off the gold patina of the Brigadier General Alexander Hays monument on Cemetery Ridge, where units of his Union division were posted during the repulse of Pickett's Charge. Hays is pictured as a commander in motion - and with a stern determination, appropriate for a general who was on the line near Ziegler's Grove as the charge crested, and had two horses shot from under him. "Hurrah! Boys, we're giving them hell!" he yelled from the saddle as he rode among his men. (Click image for larger view).