National Geographic : 1919 May
;:« : Photograph by W. H. Tipton THE GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD FROM LITTLE ROUND TOP, SIIOWING WARREN STATUE AND OVERLOOKING THE VALLEY OFDEATH TO THE WHEAT FIELD, PEACH ORCHARD, AND BLOODY ANGLE It is a short 112 niles, in a direct line, from Independence Hall, where the American Union wasborn, tothat fateful clump oftrees on the battlefield of Gettyshurg, where the "high tide of the Confederacy" began to recede and the Union was saved. The battlefield covers about 25 squar;,.miles, with the Union line stretching along Cemetery Ridge from Round Top to Culp's Hill, and the Confederate line paralleling italong the crest 6'f'the lesser Seminary Ridge. The 400 monuments on the field rise in gardens, by the roadside, onstony ridges, inthewoods, intheopen country, each telling a story of devotion to duty as each hero saw it. To assist students and sightseers ininterpreting thehistorian's account of this, one of the decisive battles of the Civil War, the positions held by various commands have been clearly marked.