Image: High Water Mark - Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg Battlefield
Description: "High Water Mark" - Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg Battlefield This photo shows the so-called "High Water Mark" as it appears today. This is the location on Cemetery Ridge where the Confederate Army attacked the center of the Union lines on the 3rd day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Although this attack has been popularly known as "Pickett's Charge" it in fact was executed by three Confederate divisions, commanded by Major Generals George Pickett, J. Johnston Pettigrew, and Isaac R. Trimble, consisting of troops from Gen. James Longstreet's First Corps and A.P. Hill's Third Corps. This photo looks south along the Ridge with Little Round Top and Big Round Top in the distant background. The monument in the front is the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument.
Title: High Water Mark - Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg Battlefield
Credit: Originally uploaded as en:Image:3698.jpg on August 27, 2005 by the photographer, then moved at the Commons from Image:3698.jpg to here. Move approved by User:Dgies.
Author: Sculpture: signed Stephens. Photo: Robert Swanson (en:User:Ryssby)
Usage Terms: Public domain
License: Public domain
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