Winter view of summit from the parking area

A winter view of the summit of Little Round Top from a slightly different angle as the previous shot shows how close the parking area is to the monuments on the summit. The tall spire topped with the Maltese cross of the Fifth Corps in the center of the photo is the monument to the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, perched on a boulder at the opposite edge of the summit looking over the Plum Run Valley. The monument to Hazlett’s Battery is partially behind a tree to the left of center, and three 10-pounder Parrott rifles can be seen along the fence line. You can only imagine the incredible effort needed to move six of these artillery pieces up this slope – far more cluttered with rocks and underbrush than today – and to keep them in action in spite of Confederate sharpshooters and their own recoil.

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