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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Longstreet Tower - South View

 
 
Longstreet Tower - South View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Longstreet Tower - South View Marker
Inscription. Initial Confederate Assault on the Second Day

"Encouraged by the successful issue of the engagement of the first day, and in view of the valuable results that would ensure from the defeat of the army of General Meade, it was thought advisable to renew the attack."
-General Robert E. Lee, July 2nd, 1863

July 2nd, 1863, 4:00 P.M....Three divisions of the Confederate Army attacked the Union left flank and center. The attack commenced from the Confederate right flank with 7,300 men from Hood's division of Longstreet's Corps. The Confederates emerged from Warfield Ridge and crossed Bushman Farm and Big Round Top areas to attack the Union left flank at Little Round Top and the Rose Farm woods.

Eisenhower National Historic Site
In 1950 General Dwight Eisenhower purchased the above farm on the edge of the battlefield. Even Eisenhower's later responsibilities as 34th President of the United States did not dampen his enthusiasm for the "only home we ever owned." He and his wife Mamie closely supervised the farm's development and operation with the intent to "...leave the place better than I found it."

To visit the Eisenhower Farm, purchase tickets at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center.
 
Location. 39° 47.994′ N,
Longstreet Tower - South Panoramic View image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Longstreet Tower - South Panoramic View
77° 15.356′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Confederate Avenue and Millerstown Road, on the left when traveling south on West Confederate Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the viewing level of the Longstreet Tower, near stop six of the driving tour of 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. Longstreet Tower - East View (here, next to this marker); President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Farm (a few steps from this marker); The Ashland Virginia Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Lieut. General James Longstreet (within shouting distance of this marker); McLaws's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bedford Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parker's Battery - Alexander's Battalion (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. Key points indicated in the panoramic view include Little Round Top, Rose Farm Woods, Big Round Top, Bushman Farm, Warfield Ridge, South Carolina Monument, Georgia Monument, and the Eisenhower Farm.
 
Related markers.
Longstreet Tower - South View Panoramic image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Longstreet Tower - South View Panoramic
Annotated version of the above photo.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gettysburg Markers and Monuments near the Longstreet Observation Tower.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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