part four in a series
The Gettysburg battlefield is, of course, covered with monuments and memorials. For the next stop on our tour of the battlefield, Sue directed us to the very heart of the July 3 battle: “The Angle,” where Confederates in Pickett’s Charge broke through the Federal line. Nestled in the crook of The Angle is a monument to the 71st Pennsylvania–the California Regiment–and starting there, Sue and I walked south along the Federal position. She shared story after story about the monuments lined up on the front line.