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Park Scenes at Gettysburg
Views of Gettysburg National Military Park taken by park staff and volunteers.
The Brian Orchard
Blooming apple trees of the orchard on the Brian Farm at Gettysburg.
Stone wall on Cemetery Ridge
Monuments to Union and Confederate troops stand opposite each other divided only by a stone wall on Cemetery Ridge.
The Edward McPherson Farm
The Edward McPherson Farm where the Battle of Gettysburg opened on July 1, 1863. All that remains of the McPherson buildings is the historic barn.
Visitor at the Pennsylvania Monument
A visitor reads tablets on the Pennsylvania Monument, inscribed with the names of Pennsylvania soldiers who were at the Battle of Gettysburg.
General Meade's Headquarters
This small home owned by widow Lydia Leister was the Union Army headquarters for General George G. Meade during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Park visitors at the Lincoln Speech Memorial
Visitors at the Lincoln Speech Memorial, which commemorates the Gettysburg Address in the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg.
The Bloody Wheatfield
The now quiet wheatfield at Gettysburg. The fighting here on July 2, 1863, was described by veterans as a "whirlpool".
Spring at Gettysburg
Dogwoods bloom in the spring at Gettysburg.
The Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg
The elaborate Pennsylvania Monument, dedicated in 1910, honors those soldiers who served in Pennsylvania units at the Battle of Gettysburg.
The slow moving stream known as Plum Run cuts through the center of the Gettysburg Battlefield and into the "Valley of Death" near the Round Tops.
Hampton's Pennsylvania Battery
A bronze artilleryman stands watch over the guns of Hampton's Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery in the famous Peach Orchard at Gettysburg.
The Irish Brigade Monument at Gettysburg
The bronze likeness of an Irish wolfhound, representing loyalty, lies atop the monument honoring the New York regiments of the "Irish Brigade" at Gettysburg.
Little Round Top in winter
Snow blankets Little Round Top at Gettysburg.
The Historic Sherfy Farm House
The historic Joseph Sherfy House stands as a battle-scarred reminder of the fierce fighting that took place here at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863.
The Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg
The Soldiers' National Monument stands in the center of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg, surrounded by graves of Union soldiers who died in this famous battle.
The Peach Orchard
The famous Peach Orchard at Gettysburg, the center of the Union defense on July 2 at Gettysburg.
Vsitiors take in the veiew at the famous "Bloody Angle" at Gettysburg.