On the west side of the Wheatfield is the Stony Hill, where Sickles Avenue makes a loop up to the top of the high ground east of the Rose Farm. The National Park Auto Tour follows the Avenue, which is one way west and then northbound.
This was one of the most heavily contested areas on the Gettysburg battlefield. Elements of three Union corps fought to hold this woods on the afternoon of July 2nd. They were ultimately pushed back with heavy losses to both sides, but the fighting here blunted and slowed the Confederate assault, which continued east before it was stopped below Little Round Top.
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regimental and battery monuments
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