Jul 7



The monument to the 44th New York Infantry Regiment on Little Round Top. The piece of red cloth that had been tied to the top of the monument was finally removed this weekend. This view was taken from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Monday, July 7, 2008.

Red cloths were placed at the top of the monument to the 44th New York Infantry Regiment, and on the Pennsylvania State Monument before Memorial Day this year. The cloths were probably placed by “urban climbers” who wanted to prove that they could climb to these levels without getting caught. The National Park Service finally removed them this weekend.



Another view of the 44th New York Monument. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 7:30 AM on Monday, July 7, 2008.



The red piece of cloth was beneath the bronze statue at the top of the monument, “Goddess of Victory and Peace.” The National Park Service finally removed it this weekend. This view was taken from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Monday, July 7, 2008.



It’s another foggy morning at Gettysburg. The red cloth had been on top of the monument since Memorial Day weekend. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 7:30 AM on Monday, July 7, 2008.


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