Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Mozart Regiment in the Valley of Death - Gettysburg
A soldier peers over a protective boulder in the monument to the 40th New York on the floor of the Valley of Death at Gettysburg, site of fighting on the second day at Gettysburg. Nicknamed the Mozart Regiment after the Mozart Hall Committee of the New York City Democratic party which sponsored it, the 40th entered the fight between Devils Den and Little Round Top as the Confederates where taking control of the sector. Despite being credited with "fighting like tigers," the 40th did not last long in the valley. (Click image for larger view).