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The view to the southeast from the roof of the Pennsylvania Memorial.

The view to the southeast from the roof of the Pennsylvania Monument.

Humphreys Avenue is visible in the lower right of the photo, with the rest rooms hiding behind the pine tree. Taneytown road crosses the view in the center distance, and the National Park Service maintenance facility is on the far left.

This is the only view from the Pennsylvania Monument in which no other monuments can be seen. No fighting occurred here during the battle, but located as it was immediately behind the Union line of battle it was filled with units in reserve, wounded men, and reinforcements coming and going. On July 3 it was swept by overshoots in the great artillery barrage preceding Pickett’s Charge. Today it is a favorite spot for demonstrations and reenactors.