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Which hill was most crucial to the Federal victory at Gettysburg and why (i.e. Culp’s Hill, Cemetery Hill, etc…)?
Part of a Series. Just east of Gettysburg sits Benner’s Hill, a 574 foot high (458 feet according to the Bachelder map) prominence that overlooks the town of Gettysburg. At the base of this prominence runs Rock Creek, a barrier … Continue reading
The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Nine
Part nine in a series. “…a timely diversion…” Everything was seemingly going well for the Confederates on July 1st. Although the Army of Northern Virginia had blundered into the enemy, they had engaged two Federal corps and driven them from … Continue reading