Sharpshooter's View of Little Round Top

The same open field of fire that made Little Round Top a valuable defensive position in the Battle of Gettysburg also made it deadly. Confederate sharpshooters in the tumbled boulders of Devil’s Den and in the woods on Houck’s Ridge made life on Little Round Top unpleasant, and often much shorter, for Union troops.

This view is from Devil’s Den, looking directly at the summit of Little Round Top around the 44th New York monument. It is the site of the famous photograph taken right after the battle of a dead Confederate lying at this spot.

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