Sunday, July 23, 2006

Gettysburg Continued--McPherson Ridge

This is the view from McPherson Ridge looking toward the Seminary. The spire of the Seminary is faintly visible in the center of the treeline. Remember the battle of Gettysburg took place over July 1, 2, & 3rd so the conditions the battle would have been just like these. McPherson Ridge was held by the Union commanders: Buford, Meredith, and Cutler. They defended against the Confederate advance from the west by Heth, Davis and Archer. Union 1 Corps reinforced Buford and were able to turn back the Confederate advance for the moment...

McPherson's Barn
It seems so bucolic, doesn't it?

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