Gettysburg: Little Round Top

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    Gettysburg has been designated as one of the Top 10 most endangered Civil War battlefields of 2009.

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863: The largest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged for three days and claimed a horrific price — more than 50,000 killed, wounded and missing. Although it is the best-known of all Civil War battlefields, Gettysburg still faces threats to its preservation and interpretation. Many historically significant locations on the battlefield lie outside the boundaries of Gettysburg National Military Park and are vulnerable to residential or commercial development. Preservationists are eager to protect one such area, known locally as the Gettysburg Country Club, but the high asking price has thus far put it out of their reach.

    The Civil War Preservation Trust is the nation's largest organization focused on saving and preserving America's endangered Civil War battlefields. For more information on how you can help preserve our history please visit us at www.civilwar.org.

    Photo by Chris Heisey

    www.civilwar.org

    Shutterbug1492, thegarveys5, and 46 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. thegarveys5 71 months ago | reply

      I am at a loss for words ... simply beautiful, and in some way, almost heartbreaking ... we just watched "Gettysburg" last night, so your photo is most poignant!!!

    2. 45B30 71 months ago | reply

      Again, terrific shot. you have a great eye

    3. goldenanchor 70 months ago | reply

      How could such a beautiful place experience such tragedy?

    4. jdcow 52 months ago | reply

      Superb !!!

    5. embroidery methods 51 months ago | reply

      Very pretty! I'd love it if you shared your favorite Gettysburg photo on my website: www.visit-gettysburg.com/gettysburg-pictures.html
      You can also share the story behind why and how you took the photo, and people can rate it and leave comments. You're also welcome to include a link to your website.

    6. kjcarolina 29 months ago | reply

      The color of the sky makes this picture extremely emotional. I do think of GWTW when i saw this,

    7. nickc2004 26 months ago | reply

      I lived righ down the road from Little Roundtop (on Sachs Rd) for three years. I have been there scores of times and it never ever got old. Was near there last year and drove over an hour out of the way to be there again. The new visitors' center is amazing. Like the above post said it is amazing how something so tragic happened at such a beautiful place.

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