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Union General Gouverneur Warren on Little Round Top -- Gettysburg National Military Park (PA) 2012 | by Ron Cogswell
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Union General Gouverneur Warren on Little Round Top -- Gettysburg National Military Park (PA) 2012

On the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg (PA), Thursday July 2, 1863, Union General Gouverneur Warren initiated the defense of Little Round Top, recognizing the importance of the undefended position on the left flank of the Union Army, and directing, on his own initiative, the brigade of Colonel Strong Vincent to occupy it just minutes before the major Confederate attack. Warren suffered a minor neck wound during the Confederate assault.

 

The bronze statue of Warren shown above stands on Little Round Top in what is now Gettysburg National Military Park. It was created by Karl Gerhardt (1853–1940) and dedicated in 1888.

 

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Image by Ron Cogswell on April 25, 2012, using a Nikon D80 (1/200 sec., f/10, ISO 200), and minor Photoshop effects.

 

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Taken on April 25, 2012