Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Rocky slope of Culp's Hill - Gettysburg
Union monuments stand among the boulders of Culp's Hill that helped turned the Gettyburg rise into a stronghold. "Our position and the front were covered with a heavy growth of timber, free from undergrowth, with large ledges of rock projecting above the surface," reported Brigadier General George Greene. "These rocks and trees offered good cover for marksmen." The breastworks or "rifle pits" created on the hill would soon be the focus of the fight. (Click image for larger view).