View Full Version : some better pictures of the G-burg tree removal
01-05-2009, 11:30 AM
I was bored Sunday and, the park was empty. I saw a real nice 10-point on "Big" Round Top.
From Father Corby to the PA Monument:
01-05-2009, 11:31 AM
01-05-2009, 12:27 PM
In the first picture on the second post, that red building in the background. Is that where they restore the old gun carriages and barrels? A friend of mine and I have always wondered what that was.
01-05-2009, 02:08 PM
What, no pictures of the view of the advancing Confederate positions (such as the Emmitsburg Road) from these areas? ;) :)
Well, at least I can now give up trying to warn lads sitting in the posion ivy in the shade at the edge of the treeline...
IF modern reenactors can sit in shade that Civil War soldiers there did not have, does it make them... "farby."
Or use the stone outhouse?
01-05-2009, 03:21 PM
You missed the 149 cannon tubes laying on the ground behind the maintenance shed, as well as the broken/extra flank markers piled up back there. Nice, eh?
01-05-2009, 05:21 PM
Just for you:
It's the only photo I took Sunday facing the other direction.
These are from the 44th NY monument and are about a year old:
Looking twords the angle. Better?
01-05-2009, 05:48 PM
Danke Herr Grumpy!
If you would faced left about 45% from the first image, past the 1st Minnesota monument, you would have captured their view of Wilcox's boys previously blocked by the woodlot between there and the Emmitsburg Road. ;)
I was last in G-Burg in April. IMHO, the Period "view" or "vista" from Little Round Top and across the deforested Hauck's Ridge and base of Big Round Top was, impressive." (I was suposed to return in October or November but it fizzled out.)
On the other hand, I would have preferred woods to have been cleared to 1863 views other than exposing the old red armory (?) now NPS maintenance building and LH participant parking lot.
(Besides, the rock that Father Corby stood on was inadvertently removed when they put the roadway through. ;) :) )
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