Monday, August 15, 2011

Gettysburg , Virgina , USA

April 2011 was the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. It was the most brutal of all America's wars, with the most casualties. At first, the Confederacy won battle after battle. But the turning point came in July 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg and the capture of Vicksburg.

At Gettysburg, during the second day of fighting, the Confederates attacked the southern end of the Union lines. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren was sent to scout that position at Little Round Top hill. When he noticed enemy troops marching in the distance, he immediately ordered reinforcements there. They came just in time to defend it.

This statue of Gen. Warren is at Little Round Top, Stop #8 at the National Park. It looks towards the southeast, where the enemy was spotted. This is a very popular stop at Gettysburg, and the view there is spectacular.

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