The Angle - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 48.784 W 077° 14.132
18S E 308647 N 4409400
Quick Description: The angle was the scene of Pickett's charge on July 3, 1863, a move which ultimately doomed the Confederacy.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2013 4:56:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMGXG8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:

The Angle is an area within a stone wall that zigzags south, then west, the south again near the Copse of Trees and the Confederate High Water Mark on the battlefield of Gettysburg. There is a cast iron ID tablet which marks the area and which location is the posted coordinates for this waymark. The angle is located on Hancock Avenue, on the left or west side of the road of traveling north, at the COpse of Trees and the High Watermark of the Rebellion. This area is an absolute beehive of activity as this site represents the best of what Gettysburg has to offer, both historically and monumentally. Parking is plentiful and is available road-side at intermittently enlarged shoulder cut-outs, usually marked with white striping. Be sure to keep vehicles off the grass or you will be ticketed by park police. I visited this site on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 4:58 PM. I was at an elevation of 607 feet, ASL. I used a Canon PowerShot 14.1 Megapixel, SX210 IS digital camera for the photos.

"The Angle (Bloody Angle colloq.) is a Gettysburg Battlefield area which includes the 1863 Copse of Trees used as the target landmark for Pickett's Charge, the 1892 monument that marks the high-water mark of the Confederacy, and several other Battle of Gettysburg monuments. The area is where 1500 Confederate Virginians broke through the July 3, 1863, Union line on Cemetery Ridge, and in 1922, the Marine Expeditionary Force of Camp Harding used The Angle in their reenactment of Pickett's Charge. The proper noun "Bloody Angle" became common during the battlefield's commemorative era after being used as early as 1893." Wikipedia

There are countless markers, memorials, monuments and artillery displays located here. Looking at my photos, one can see cannons and caissons which are part of the monument to Alonzo Cushing's Battery A, 4th United States Artillery. Directly in front of the cannon is the monument to Confederate Brigadier General Lewis Armistead, who led his men over the stone wall, breaking the Union line. Armistead was mortally wounded here and his men driven back, captured or killed. In the distance to the left is the Codori Farm, where Confederate Major General George Pickett commanded his division in the charge.


My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Stone Sentinels
3. Wikpedia

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