Tour the Gettysburg battlefield > NorthCentralSouthE. Cavalry Field

The Angle is the area on the west side of Hancock Avenue defined by the zigzag of a rock wall. It was the focal point of Pickett’s Charge on July 3rd. Here Confederate Brigadier General Armistead led the remnants of his brigade over that wall and briefly broke the Union line, which was restored in hand to hand fighting. The monuments are thickly clustered here.

This is one of the most heavily visited areas on the battlefield, especially in the afternoons during the summer.

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Tour map of hancock Avenue at The Angle on the Gettysburg battlefield

Army of the Potomac
 • 2nd Corps • 2nd Corps Artillery Brigade • 2nd Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade • 2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade

monuments to individuals
Lewis Armistead
 • Alonzo Cushing • George Meade • John Nicholson • Alexander Webb

regimental and battery monuments
14th Connecticut
 • 1st Delaware • 2nd Delaware • 1st Massachusetts Sharp Shooters • 3rd Maine • 4th Maine • 1st New York, Battery K • 10th New York • 11th New York Battery • 39th New York • 125th New York • 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry • 69th Pennsylvania • 71st Pennsylvania • 72nd Pennsylvania • 106th Pennsylvania • Rhode Island Battery A • 3rd United States Artillery, Batteries F&K • 4th United States Artillery, Battery A • 26th North Carolina

other monuments
The High Water Mark of the Confederacy

battlefield terrain feature
The Copse of Trees • 
The Angle