Big Round Top is the highest point on the Gettysburg battlefield, reaching 785 feet above sea level and almost 250 feet above the Plum Run valley. Two trails lead to the summit. Although men of both sides moved over the hill during the battle there was no intense fighting here as there was for neighboring Little Round Top, because the densely wooded hill was of little use as an artillery or observation position.
South Confederate Avenue is one-way eastbound, and becomes Sykes Avenue just before it intersects with Warren and Wright Avenues. It is part of the Auto Tour, which continues on to Sykes Avenue.
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Law’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, 1st Corps
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps