Seminary Ridge - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 50.000 W 077° 14.846
18S E 307685 N 4411675
Quick Description: There were many different battlefield during the Battle of Gettysburg. Seminary Ridge is a dendritic ridge which was an area of Battle of Gettysburg engagements during the American Civil War.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/8/2010 7:11:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM9X3M
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
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Long Description:

To get a good feel of the history of this battlefield and understand the history, travel the Reynolds Avenue self guided tour which travels north and ends at the old Lincoln Highway (Route 30). There are many markers which line the road which overlooks the battlefield. The view from the actual Seminary is obscured and not as good as the view here which is why they placed the monuments and memorials along this stretch of road.

Seminary Ridge was the site of Battle of Gettysburg fighting on July 1, 1863, as well as a Pitzer Woods engagement on July 2. Robert E. Lee established his headquarters is just north of the Chambersburg pike, and the ridge also served as the Confederate line of battle for July 2 & 3 attacks against Union Army positions on Cemetery Ridge. On July 3, 500 men in George Pickett's division were killed/wounded on Seminary Ridge (including 88 lost in one regiment of Kemper's Brigade) from the Federal artillery counterfire prior to Pickett's Charge. The last hospital patient of the seminary's Old Dorm left on September 16, 1863. (Wikipedia)

Independently, the various battlefields all have their own unique history and their collective 'contributions' make up the totality of the Battle of Gettysburg. If you visit Gettysburg and explore this battlefield, you should also look into the other various Ranger Programs, especially this and the other "Battle Walks" that are devoted to an in-depth look at a particular phase of the battle or a specific and/or often overlooked areas of this chapter of the Civil War.

There are many gravel pull offs where you can park, get out, look at a monument and also gaze across the battlefield all the way to the ridge.

Name of Battle:
Battle of Gettysburg

Name of War: Civil War

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 7/1/1863

Date of Battle (End): 7/3/1863

Parking: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Post a photo of you and/or your GPS in front of a sign or marker posted at the site of the battle.

In addition it is encouraged to take a few photos two of the surrounding area and interesting features at the site.
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