Nov 17



More trees are being removed in the area of Culp’s Hill. These trees are on the northeast slope of the hill near East Confederate Avenue. The marker for Jones’ Virginia Brigade is in the right background to the right of the road and in the trees. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.

The tree cutting continues in the Culp’s Hill area. Today’s photographs show the northeast side of Culp’s Hill where Confederates, including Jones’ Brigade of Virginians attacked the Federal lines.



We’ll walk down East Confederate Avenue towards the tree cutting area. Culp’s Hill is in the right background. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



Now the tree cutting has become more visible. The Culp’s Hill observation tower is in the center background. This view was taken facing south at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing south at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



We are approaching the stone bridge at the bottom of the slope. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



More cutting is visible on the right side of the avenue. This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



Sorry for the blurriness, but we wanted to show we were preparing to cross the bridge. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This tree cutting has exposed a long stone wall. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



A little closer view of the wall. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



Now we can see it clearly. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



We are directly across the avenue from Jones’ Brigade marker. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This part of the stone wall has always been visible from the avenue. This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



East Confederate Avenue makes a sharp turn here. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



We’ll keep pulling back… This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



…until you can get a better idea of where we are and the amount of trees that have been removed. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



Let’s go back down to the wall. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



In this view we are almost standing on top of the wall which stretches away from us. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



Now the wall is to our right. If we follow the muddy tracks into the distance, we can see a slight break through the trees. Although it is difficult to see it from this spot, if the trees were completely gone, we’d be looking at the Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse on Cemetery Hill. This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



The area at the top of the hill was held by George Sears Greene’s Brigade the evening of July 2, 1863. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



The earthworks marking the position of the Iron Brigade are in the trees in the background. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.

See the following related posts:

Culp’s Hill Tree Cutting Part 1: Spangler’s Lane on September 27, 2009.
Culp’s Hill Tree Cutting Part 2: The Ravine on September 28, 2009.


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