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View north from the roof of the State of Pennsylvania monument at Gettysburg

This view is to the north from the roof of the Pennsylvania Monument. Pleasonton Avenue runs across the scene, connecting Taneytown Road (to the right) with Hancock Avenue (to the left). In the distance on the left Hancock Avenue climbs Cemetery Ridge between the Copse of Trees (immediately behind the tall white spire of the United States Regulars monument) and Zieglers Grove (to the right of the avenue). Cemetery Hill is on the horizon in the center of the photo. The small white building below Cemetery Hill on the right is the house of Lydia Leister, Meade’s Headquarters during most of the battle.