Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I'll be taking a few weeks off from the blogging. Please check back after the new year !

Happy Holidays Everyone !

Friday, December 15, 2006

She's One Diligent Worker !

The 123rd New York Monument on Culp's Hill.
Photo taken December 14, 2006 (MJW)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

First Generation of Gettysburg Based Cycloramas

Situated on the Baltimore Pike atop Cemetery Hill. This structure's successor on Cemetery Ridge will soon meet its fate as progress continues toward a 2008 opening of the third generation Gettysburg Cyclorama.

Monday, December 11, 2006


Knap's Battery E, 1st PA monument on Power's Hill.
Photos taken December 2, 2006 (MJW)
Captain Joseph Knap
The battery's organizer and first commander.
Captain Charles A. Atwell
Then a Lieutenant, Atwell commanded the battery of 6-10 pounders at Gettysburg.
Promoted to Captain on July 16, 1863.
Died in Chattanooga, TN on November 2, 1863 of wounds sustained in battle at Wauhatchie.
The unit also operated on Culp's Hill and has a monument at that location.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Looking over Leister's

View from the Cyclorama observation deck over the Lydia Leister farmstead. Power's Hill is the prominent terrain feature in the right distance. You can also make out the crane working at the new visitor center site.
Photo taken September 21, 2006 (MJW)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Howard from Wainwright

The O.O. Howard equestrian on East Cemetery Hill as seen from Wainwright Avenue.
Photo taken December 1, 2006 (MJW)

Monday, December 04, 2006

1843 Gettysburg

An early view of the town as seen from the area of the Seminary Ridge RR cut.

Friday, December 01, 2006

A Steep Climb

View to the summit of Little Round Top showing the Michigan Sharpshooter (Co. C, 1st USSS) and 91st Pennsylvania monuments.
Photo taken November 24, 2006 (MJW)