Jan 13

The Round Tops can be seen in the left and center background of this photo. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

The Gettysburg and Adams County area saw 2 to 4 inches of snow Tuesday night, delaying the opening of many schools and businesses Wednesday morning, as well as closing a few roadways within Gettysburg National Military Park. We took a walk down Sedgwick Avenue yesterday afternoon in order to show you this portion of the field after the snowfall.

We’ll begin our walk at the southern end of Cemetery Ridge on Sedgwick Avenue. This view was taken facing north at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

To the left of the road is the monument to the 5th Maine Infantry, erected in 1889. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

To the right is the monument to another regiment from New England, the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. A drum and wreath adorn the top of the monument. This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

On the crest of the ridge are two monuments. This view was facing west at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

This view was facing west at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

The first is to the 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry monument was dedicated in 1884. This view was taken facing north at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

The Army of the Potomac’s V Corps symbol, the Maltese cross, sits atop the second monument in this area, to Barnes’ Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

Little Round Top is on the left and the the monument to Barnes’ Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery is on the right. This panoramic view was taken at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

We have moved back to Sedgwick Avenue. The left flank marker for the 7th Massachusetts Infantry is in the right foreground. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

The monument to the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry was erected in 1885. Just out of view to the left of this monument … This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

… is the equestrian statue to Major General John Sedgwick. This view was taken facing south at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

From the Sedgwick equestrian statue we can see the musket and knapsack atop the 10th Massachusetts Infantry monument. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

On the left is the headquarters marker for Skykes’ V Corps. Sedgwick’s equestrian statue can be seen in the right background. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

Walking farther north along Cemetery Ridge, the number of monuments decreases significantly. On the left is the headquarters marker … This view was taken facing north at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

… for Sedgwick’s VI Corps.This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

We ended this portion of our walk by continuing north … This view was taken facing north at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

Until we could see the 1st New Jersey Brigade monument. This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.

This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:45 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2010.


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