Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battleﬁeld Landmarks - South and West
Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, U.S.A.
Commander, Army of the Potomac
(1) Big Round Top
This rocky, wooded hill marked the extreme left flank of the Union line on July 2, the second day of the battle. Union troops seized Big Round Top on the evening of July 2, although by that time it had little strategic value.
(2) Little Round Top
Scene of heavy fighting on the afternoon of July 2 when Longstreet's Confederate First Corps attempted to turn the Union left flank on Cemetery Ridge. Site of one of six Union signal stations posted on the three-mile-long battlefield. The rocky crest afforded unobstructed views of the battlefield.
(3) Pennsylvania Memorial
Gettysburg National Park's largest monument, and one of the most prominent landmarks. It stands near the center of the 2nd and 3rd days' fighting. Inscribed on its bronze tablets are the names of 34,530 Pennsylvania soldiers who participated
(4) Gettysburg National Cemetery
Established one month after the battle, this cemetery contains the remains of 3,512 soldiers killed at Gettysburg Address at the cemetery's dedication on November 19, 1863. The tombstones visible from here are actually in Evergreen Cemetery, an older cemetery located just in front of the National Cemetery.
(5) Lutheran Theological Seminary
Founded in 1826, it's the oldest Lutheran Seminary in the United States. During the battle, lookouts from both armies were posted in its cupola. The building also served as a hospital. Just beyond the seminary lies McPherson Ridge where the battle opened July 1.
Location. 39° 49.204′ N, 77° 13.231′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Culp's Hill Loop, in the median. Click for map. Located on the Observation Tower at the upper crest of Culp's Hill in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battlefield Landmarks - North and West (here, next to this marker); Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 7th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance 76th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Defense of Culp's Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 95th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); George Sears Greene (within shouting distance of this marker); Independent Battery E (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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