Barlow Knoll - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 50.738 W 077° 13.572
18S E 309536 N 4412995
Quick Description: Barlow Knoll is one of several battlefields which set the stage for the Battle of Gettysburg, being a first day site of fighting on July 1, 1863.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2011 8:02:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMBYWZ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:

Today, Barlow Knoll (NOT Barow's Knoll) is littered with monuments, memorials and statues dedicated to the various fighting forces which were involved in the heavy fighting during the first day of battle at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. The field is also referred to as the First Day Battlefield. The knoll is at the top of a loop or hair pin turn at East Howard Avenue, and very close to the Old Alms House Cemetery.

From Wikipedia: Barlow Knoll (formerly Blocher's Knoll) is a hill on the Gettysburg Battlefield that was the location of the charge of Gordon's Brigade that succeeded in breaking the Union line. The "Old Alms House Cemetery" is located on the side of the hill, and the hill named after Francis C. Barlow.

Name of Battle:
Battle of Gettysburg

Name of War: United States 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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