Little and Big Round Top from the Valley of Death
A photo of Little and Big Round Top, facing southeast. Photographer Matthew Brady can be seen leaning against a tree in the left foreground. Library of Congress.
From today’s viewpoint, not much has changed other than the amount of growth on and near the Round Tops. NPS Photo.
Summit of Little Round Top
Little Round Top was the scene of intense fighting on July 2, 1863. From its summit looking northward, one could see much of Gettysburg, including the Codori farm, Oak Hill, the Brian farm, the “Copse of Trees” and the Wheatfield Road. Many of these place Library of Congress.
A view from Little Round Top today. The Pennsylvania Memorial can be seen in the distance. NPS Photo.
Fortifications on Little Round Top
Natural and manmade fortifications built by Union troops on July 2, 1863 on the southern slope of Little Round Top. Library of Congress.
Three or four large boulders act as landmarks for the original photo. Although the area is heavily trod, remnants of the stone barricade can be seen to the right of the photo. NPS Photo.
91ST PA MONUMENT – 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in July, 1913
Veterans and friends pose in front of the 91st Pennsylvania monument on Little Round Top. Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg report of the Pennsylvania Commission.
The monument as it stands today at the summit of Little Round Top. *NOTE: The asphalt plaza surrounding the 91st PA Monument was installed by the CCC in the 1930’s and subsequent work by the NPS built the base up to the bottom stone of the monument. NPS Photo.
BRIG. GEN. GOUVERNEUR K. WARREN monument – 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in July, 1913
Veterans examine the monument to General Warren on the summit of Little Round Top. Behind them stands the monument to the 91st PA. American Press Association – Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg report of the Pennsylvania Commission.
General Warren stands unchanged over a century later. The 91st PA monument behind him acts as a reference point to help align the ‘Then’ photo to the ‘Now’ photo. NPS Photo.
Last updated: May 5, 2021