The view southwest

To the southwest of Warren’s viewpoint you can see how the high ground of Houck’s Ridge – about a hundred feet lower in elevation than the summit of Little Round Top – has been worn away to form the rock formations of the Devil’s Den. This had been the far left flank of Sickles’ Third Corps line, which streched through the woods and to the right, all the way back to Emmittsburg Road and the Peach Orchard. The Confederates of Hood’s Division hit this flank from the left side of the photograph and pushed it back, with several regiments going entirely around it towards Little Round Top, a move which was stopped by the last minute arrival of Vincent’s Brigade on the south side of the hill.

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