Tour the Gettysburg battlefield > NorthCentral SouthE. Cavalry Field

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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Tour map of Big Round Top on the Gettysburg battlefield

Confederate headquarters
Law’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, 1st Corps

Union headquarters
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps

Union regimental monuments
20th Maine
9th Massachusetts
5th Pennsylvania Reserves
9th Pennsylvania Reserves
10th Pennsylvania Reserves
12th Pennsylvania Reserves
118th Pennsylvania
119th Pennsylvania