Little Round Top - Gettysburg, PA
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N 39° 47.544 W 077° 14.182
18S E 308518 N 4407108
Quick Description: Little Round Top is the smaller of two rocky hills south of Gettysburg—the companion to the adjacent, taller hill named Big Round Top. It was the site of an unsuccessful assault by Confederate troops against the Union left flank on July 2, 1863.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2012 10:22:40 PM
Waymark Code: WME5Z9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:

Considered by some historians to be the key point in the Union Army's defensive line that day, Little Round Top was defended successfully by the brigade of Col. Strong Vincent. The 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment, commanded by Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, fought the most famous engagement there, culminating in a dramatic downhill bayonet charge that is one of the most well-known actions at Gettysburg and in the American Civil War. SOURCE

Today, Little Round Top offers incredible views of the battlefield with monuments lining the rocky hills. There is a path which winds around the summit of the hill. This pass has a number of interpretives to help visitors understand the significance of this Civil War site. Parking is plentiful as there is a parking lot at the beginning of the HIll, along the summit.

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