Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Weikert House - Gettysburg
The George Wiekert house stands on Cemetery Ridge, about halfway between the Angle and Little Round Top on what was Union ground throughout the battle at Gettysburg. The simple stone house, typical of many farmhouses during the battle, did not see battle rage directly around it, but it was witness to heavy fighting just outside its fences. Union troops were funneled around it on the second day of battle, and artillery unlimbered and thundered across its fields. (Click image for larger view).