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File:High Water Mark - Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg Battlefield.jpg

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English: "High Water Mark" - Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg Battlefield

This photo shows the so-called "High Water Mark" as it appears today. This is the location on Cemetery Ridge where the Confederate Army attacked the centre of the Union lines on the 3rd day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Although this attack has been popularly known as "Pickett's Charge" it in fact was executed by three Confederate divisions, commanded by Major Generals George Pickett, J. Johnston Pettigrew, and Isaac R. Trimble, consisting of troops from Gen. James Longstreet's First Corps and A.P. Hill's Third Corps.

This photo looks south along the Ridge with Little Round Top and Big Round Top in the distant background.

The monument in the front is the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument.
Date Sculpture:1888, dedicated July 4, 1891.
Source Originally uploaded as en:Image:3698.jpg on August 27, 2005 by the photographer, then moved at the Commons from Image:3698.jpg to here. Move approved by User:Dgies.
Author Sculpture: signed Stephens.
Photo: Robert Swanson ( en:User:Ryssby)

Camera location

39° 48′ 48.28″ N, 77° 14′ 9.18″ W

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Image history at en: (del) (cur) 01:26, 27 August 2005 . . Ryssby . . 564x392 (54055 bytes) (The so-called "high water mark" as it appears today. The is the location where the Confederates made their furtherest thrust north, which in this case was Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg. )



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11:39, 2 April 2007 User:Editor at Large 528×352 45 KB (Losslessly cropped border)
15:44, 27 November 2005 User:Edmund Ferman 564×392 53 KB
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