Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sunsets and Battlefields

The sun is setting here in Hollister as I am writing this post. This suggested to me to look for some sunset images of the Civil War, and I found several.

This is one of my Gettysburg battlefield pictures. The picture was taken at sunset on Little Round Top. The "person" in the foreground is actually the statue of Major General Gouvernor K. Warren, the "saviour of Gettysburg". It was Warren who realized that Little Round Top had been left undefended by the Union army. He sent orders for nearby troops to occupy the hill, which they did less than half an hour before the Confederate attack.


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