The monument on the Previous slide was of John F. Reynolds. Reynolds died on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg and John Buford and Abner Doubleday continued as the leading officers of the Union in his absence.
McPherson’s Ridge The area of McPherson’s Ridge is named for the farm of Edward McPherson, which is pictured here to the left and in the distance on the bottom picture.
Battle of Gettysburg- Day 1- view of McPherson’s Ridge from the Eternal Light Peace Memorial
Began on the third day with two hours of artillery fire starting around 1:00
15,000 troops participated in the charge.
Led by Gen. George Pickett
This is a view of Cemetery Ridge, where the Union Soldiers resided behind stones and boulders they used for entrenchments.
Day 3-Longstreet’s Assault- though it was James Longstreet’s Assault, it was led by three division leaders. George Pickett Johnston Pettigrew Isaac Trimble
Pickett’s Charge Pictured above is Cemetery Ridge to the Left and the Copse of Trees. Towards the right you can see the Gettysburg Headquarters of Robert E. Lee at Seminary Ridge and Emmitsburg Road.