The 20th Maine Infantry Regiment monument at Little Round Top
Defense of Little Round Top
Dedication and the monument today
The stone walls, looking down the valley towards Big Round Top and the Confederate line. This was the view of the 20th Maine, as well as the 44th New York, 16th Michigan and 83rd Pennsylvania.
The marker for the left flank of the 20th Maine. This was the end of the Union line at Gettysburg.
The view up the slope of Little Round Top. This would have been the view of the 15th and 47th Alabama regiments.
More views from Little Round Top, this time facing West towards the main Confederate lines.
Looking northwest towards the town of Gettysburg, off to the right side of the photo.
Cannon atop Little Round Top, aimed towards the Confederate lines in the valley and ridge beyond.
Beyond the helmet, at the bottom of the photos is a clump of boulders called Devil's Den. This was the sight of fierce close quarters combat. It is also home to one of the most iconic photos from the Civil War, though thought to be staged by the photographer.
Some more photos overlooking the valley.
Don't know if anyone still cares, but I took the pics so I'm posting them, lol. A few more from Gettysburg, and then I'll post some later of the helmet at Fort Ritchie, Maryland.
The Emmitsburg Road. This road was crossed by approximately 15,000 Confederate soldiers on July 3, 1863, during the failed attempt to breach the Union lines on Cemetery Ridge, a charge known as Pickett's Charge. The Confederate casualty rate was over 50%.
The "copse of trees" which is traditionally believed to be the focus point for Confederate forces to converge after covering a mile of open ground. There is debate that the focal point was actually a different copse of trees a little further north.
This is the Eternal Peace Flame, dedicated by FDR in 1938.
It's pretty good, when a thread gets so old that the original poster isn't even active anymore...perhaps the "send to" list could be abbreviated and speeded up?
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Great to see this is moving again and some great pics.
Whatever its just an opinion.
I agree it would be good to see this helmet make the round trip and finaly make it back home to the UK it has hit a slight bumb in the road it would seem but such is life it is safe were it is untill the next leg of its journey can begin.
Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.
Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!