South Tower


For the curious, I turned the camera backwards, away from the Gettysburg Park. If Lee and Longstreet had retreated, and sought out defensive terrain, what was available in their immediate rear? South Mountain is not too far back. There seems to be a ridge line running in front of the mountains proper. However, there seems nothing as prominant as Cemetery Hill, Culp's Hill, and the Round Tops. One can understand why Buford fought his delaying action to get the Union his "lovely ground."

Straight Back, away from the field.

Right Rear.

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