Pickett’s Charge

Gettysburg Battlefield
Gettysburg Battlefield

On this day, July 3, 150 years ago, Pickett’s Charge marked the effective culmination of The Battle of Gettysburg.  I visited Gettysburg last summer and captured this photo of a statue that sits atop Cemetery Ridge.  This statue represents the Union soldiers that were out of ammunition, using their rifles as clubs in this bitter and costly fight.

I posted this a year ago but there are new people visiting my blog so I hope those who have seen it don’t mind.

Sunset at Pickett’s Charge

We spent the day at Gettysburg.  It was our first time and we enjoyed a day-long guided tour.  After dinner, the lure of sunset was too hard to resist.  This monument, overlooking the valley of Pickett’s charge, represents Union soldiers using their rifles as clubs after running out of bullets.  Gettysburg is an awesome place and so glad we came.