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Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: November 11, 2008
Caption: Gibbs' Battery Covers the U.S. Regulars
Additional Description: Looking west from near the 155th Pennsylvania Monument. The battery monument location is below the rocks in the right foreground. The intersection noted above is in the far right center. Note the high ground in the far left, across the valley, where several tablets (with white stone) to the U.S. Regulars are seen. In the later phases of the fighting in the Wheatfield, Col. Hannibal Day's Brigade of U.S. Regulars held on to a rise along Houck's Ridge, known as "Day's Hill." The Regulars were able to cover the retreat of other infantry units from the bloody Wheatfield. However, as Day's men fell back across Plum Run, Confederates surged forward threatening to take Little Round Top from the north end. The only unit in position to cover the regulars were the guns of Gibbs' Battery.
Submitted: January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p48950
File Size: 0.909 Megabytes
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