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The Culp's Hill battle in Gettysburg.
Union Line - Day 3 - After Mower's attack, the Union troops withdrew and formed lines near this point...
Mill Creek - Though it doesn't look like much in these shots, during the battle the creek was at flood stage which prevented Confederate cavalry from conducting a raid on General Sherman's rear.  The bridge crossing the stream (which no longer exists) was important, strategically, as it was the only avenue of retreat for the Confederate Army...
A confederate soldier resting in the 90 degree heat.
Lincoln's home has been restored to its appearance when he left for Washington DC in 1861.  Lincoln lived here for 17 years and made a number of changes to the looks of the home over the years as you can see in the following pics...
Henry Onstot Cooper Shop:  A cooper shop is the place where town residents could purchase buckets, tubs, and barrels.  Henry Onstot operated this shop from 1835 to 1840 when he moved to Petersburg.  This is the only original structure at the New Salem site.
Trent Brothers Residence:  Alexander Trent, his brother, and their families lived in this small cabin.  Alexander was briefly both a tavern owner and ferry operator in the early 1830's.
Martin Waddell:  Waddell and his family lived in New Salem from 1832 to 1838.  Waddell made a living as a hatter, or maker of hats.  With quite a large family, this must have been a very busy location 170 years ago!
Isaac Burner Residence:  Upon arrival in New Salem Isaac Burner purchased the twin lot this house sits on for a reasonable price of $10.  Burner and his family lived here only until 1835 when he moved to Knoxville, IL.
Confederate Attacks - Day 1 - On the first day of battle the confederates made five attacks across these fields without success...
Confederate Attacks - Day 1 - On the first day of battle the confederates made five attacks across these fields without success...
Fighting Below the Road - Day 1 - It was here, in some of the bloodiest fighting of the battle, that a Union Division under General J.D. Morgan halted the brief Confederate breakthrough...
This 12-lb smoothbore Napoleon cannon was by far the most common cannon used during the Civil War.  It could fire a 12.3 pound shell an average of 1,619 yards (0.9 miles)...
The "Bull Pen" - Day 1 - During General Morgan's stand a particularly explosive portion of the field was here at the so-called "Bull Pen".  The terrain here was to thick and wet for artillery support but the small arms fire here was of such intensity that the woods were set ablaze...
Confederate Works - Although the sign says they still exist, I couldn't find them...regardless, the earthworks were built here to protect the nearby Mill Creek Bridge...
The Culp's Hill battle in Gettysburg.

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The Culp's Hill battle in Gettysburg.
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