The High Water Mark

Pickett’s Charge – the High Water Mark – this little copse of trees was the best Pickett’s men could do on the last day of battle at Gettysburg 150 years ago today. Over 12,000 Confederates had attacked through the open ground behind the copse and paid a terrible price over the course of the fight.

With the failure of Pickett’s Charge, the battle of Gettysburg was over and Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia withdrew the following day.

End of the road

End of the road


~ by Derrick Birdsall on July 3, 2013.

2 Responses to “The High Water Mark”

  1. Nice series here of the battleground. When I visited Gettysburg, it seemed to me to still have some kind of eerie feeling of death. Did you pick up on any sense of something like that?


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