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2- View SW

The view to the south southwest from the roof of the Pennsylvania Memorial looks across Hancock Avenue toward the fields that were fought over during the Confederate attack on the afternoon of July 2. At the bottom right of the photo is the monument to Pennsylvania’s Independent Batteries C&F, who held this position on July 3.

The line of trees on the right side of the photo follows the swale that is the headwaters of Plum Run, which continues south past the Trostle Farm, whose buildings can be seen in the distance. The stream continues south past the Devils Den and to the east of Big Round Top, the large hill on the left side of the horizon. The smaller hill to its left is Little Round Top. The buildings just in front of it are the George Weickert farm.