From the Virginia Monument

It is often noted in the old histories that armies can be spotted first by the cloud of dust they raise. Accounts also tell that breathing this dust on the march is a hazard. As I reached the Virginia monument, a small "cavalry" force, less than two dozen, approached. Multiply the above dust cloud by a factor of a thousand, then imagine breathing it while marching 30 miles in 90 degree heat...

This was intended to show how even horsemen can be hidden in the ridges common on the Gettysburg battle field. The horsemen are roughly where Longstreet assembled the forces for Pickett's Charge, and remember the smoke from the cannon was denser than the dust from the march. Note the fence behind horses. It clearly shows the rise and fall of terrain. There is a farm road running parallel to the fence which heads almost directly from the Virginia Monument to The Angle. This is the path I walked for the "Pickett's Charge" photo series, next.

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