Friday, October 3, 2008
High Tide - Gettysburg
Cannon surround the High Water Mark monument at the Angle on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg. The monument, created by early park superintendent and historian John Bachelder, depicts an open "book of history" resting on cannon shot at the Copse of Trees, the supposed target of Lee's grand assault - Pickett Charge. Pickett's attack briefly punched through the Union line here, marking the Confederate high tide at Gettysburg, and perhaps the war. (Click image for larger view).