A chaos of rock on Little Round top at Gettysburg

The terrain on the slopes of Little Round Top is a chaotic field of rock choked with undergrowth. Just moving about the steep slopes on the hot and humid July day during the Battle of Gettysburg was an effort, and fighting a life or death action – for many of the men, after a long approach march of several hours – was the supreme test. This is the view from just below the boulders where General Warren’s statue stands, looking north toward the 155th Pennsylvania monument.

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