Friday, January 23, 2009

New Yorkers on Culp's Hill - Gettysburg

The 123rd NY Infantry monument rests among other Union markers on Culp's Hill at Gettysburg. The 123rd was one of several units dispatched from its works on the hill to support the Union left on the second day of fighting, only to return to find Confederates had taken their position in their absence. They later retook their works, then were sent off again to support the defense of Pickett's Charge. (Click image for larger view).

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Reynolds in the Cemetery - Gettysburg

The Union's Major General John Reynolds, the highest ranking officer killed in the battle, is memorialized with a statue in the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. Reynolds is depicted in two other full size bronze statues elsewhere on the field. At right is the New York State Monument. (Click image for larger view).

Monday, January 19, 2009

The last survivor - Gettysburg

The monument to the Grand Army of the Republic and Albert Woolson, 'the last survivor,' stands near the Cyclorama at Gettysburg. Woolson did not fight at Gettysburg - he entered the war as a drummer boy in the West - but was the last remaining Union soldier from the war at the time of his death in 1956. (Click image for larger view).