Friday, September 5, 2008
Peach Orchard - Gettysburg
The Peach Orchard salient, as seen from where Confederates stepped off during attacks along the Union line on the second day at Gettysburg, rests under a misty sun. Confederate Brigadier General William Barksdale led one brigade of Mississippi troops from this point, smashing the Union line. A Union officer was impressed by the Rebels, remembering later how they came on "firing and shrieking like Indians." (Click image for larger view).