Feb 18



Now that we have finished our visit to the outer “Angle” in the “High Water Mark” area of Gettysburg National Military Park, we’ll make our way back to our vehicle by a different route. Here are the guns of Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing’s, Battery A, 4th United States Artillery. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.

The Gettysburg area received another big snow fall beginning Tuesday afternoon (February 9th) and ending the evening of Wednesday February 10th. We briefly made it out on Thursday, and took a Bushman Farm panorama, but we were able to spend much more time in the Cemetery Ridge area on Friday.

In our first post, we’ll saw some photographs of Pleasonton Avenue, and scenes around the Pennsylvania Monument area.

In in our second post we trudged along the unplowed/unploughed Hancock Avenue towards the High Water Mark area.

In our third post we showed the pictures that we took in Gettysburg National Military Park’s Angle/High Water Mark area.

In today’s post we finish our visit to Gettysburg National Military Park’s Hancock Avenue and figure out a different way to make it back to our vehicle.

See the following related posts:

Gettysburg’s February 6th “Blizzard,” the Morning After: Part 1 on February 8, 2010.
Gettysburg’s February 6th “Blizzard,” the Morning After: Part 2 on February 9, 2010.
Gettysburg’s February 6th “Blizzard,” the Morning AFter: Part 3 on February 10, 2010.
Gettysburg’s February 10th Snow Storm: Cemetery Ridge Part 1 on February 15, 2010.
Gettysburg’s February 10th Snow Storm: Cemetery Ridge Part 2 on February 16, 2010.
Gettysburg’s February 10th Snow Storm: Cemetery Ridge Part 3 on February 17, 2010.



We approached Cushing’s guns from the outer Angle. This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Major General George Gordon Meade equestrian statue is in the background behind Cushing’s guns. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The southern gun on display representing Cushing’s battery. In the background is the statue to Brigadier General Alexander Webb. This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



Trying to reach Cushing’s guns, somewhere in the High Water Mark area, was Confederate Brigadier General Lewis Armistead. The 1891 monument to the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment is in the left background. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



Because it was Valentine’s Day weekend, someone placed a heart near the marker where Armistead might have fallen. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The limbers behind Cushing’s Battery. The equestrian statue in the background is to Major General George Gordon Meade. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The statue to Brigadier General Alexander Webb. This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



We are struck by this view because usually Hancock Avenue is very visible in the foreground. This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The monument to the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment. The red barn is at the Peter Frey/Basil Biggs Farm. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



We’ll head north on Hancock Avenue… This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



…because for some reason the National Park Service had decided to plow to this point, and then stopped. This view was taken facing north at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



So they decided not to plow from this point to the south on Hancock Avenue to an area in the vicinity of the domed Pennsylvania State Monument… This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



… and they plowed Hancock Avenue wide enough for vehicular traffic to use. The problem is that traffic here is one way, the way the camera is looking. So this was probably plowed for individuals who wanted to park in the old Cyclorama parking lot and walk back this way. This view was taken facing north at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The monument to the 11th New York Battery. The Meade statue in the background. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The monument to the 14th Connecticut looking across the Pickett’s Charge fields. The tree growing out of the outer Angle in the stone wall is in the left background. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Meade statue. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The monument to the 39th New York Infantry Regiment and the Meade statue. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The monument to the 1st Delaware Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The monument to the 125th New York with the old Cyclorama building in the background. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The monument to the 12th New Jersey is on the left, and the monument to the 111th New York is on the right. The Bryan Barn is in the center. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



Bryan/Brian Barn on the left of Hancock Avenue. Bryan/Brian House on the right. This view was taken facing north at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Bryan Barn and the monument to the 111th New York. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Bryan House. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Bryan Barn. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Bryan House with the old Cyclorama building in the background. This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Alfred Woolson G.A.R. monument, and in the background, the monument to the 108th New York. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The monument to the 108th New York Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The monument to the 126th New York Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



We’ve reached the end of Hancock Avenue. This view was taken facing north at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



We won’t take a left to Steinwehr Avenue. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



We’ll take a right towards the old Cyclorama parking lot. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The monument to Brigadier General Alexander Hays. The monument to the 126th New York is in the background. The sign to the left of Hays’ statue informs visitors that this area is Ziegler’s Grove. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Ziegler’s Grove monument to the 90th Pennsylvania. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



A small monument to the 88th Pennsylvania sits on this snow covered rock. We are looking at the back of the monuments to the 126th New York (left) and the 90th Pennsylvania (right). This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The old Cyclorama parking lot was fairly clear. We’ll walk through it on our way to the Taneytown Road, and from there again along Pleasonton Avenue to our vehicle parked behind the Pennsylvania State Monument. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



Major General Meade’s headquarters at the Lydia Leister Farm. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Leister House. The Council of War on the evening of July 2, 1863/morning of July 3, 1863 took place in the room closest to the camera. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Peter Frey/Basil Biggs Barn. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Peter Frey/Basil Biggs House. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.



The Peter Frey owned the farm during the battle, and Basil Biggs owned it after the battle. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010.


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