Gettysburg in 1863.
Photos taken just after the battle
Dead Confederate in the Devil's Den area
Dead Confederates near McPherson's Ridge
Dead Union & Confederates near McPherson's Ridge
Dead soldiers near the Wheatfield and Emmittsburg Road
Dead soldiers in the "Slaughter Pen" below Devil's Den and Little Round Top
View of center of Federal position from Little Round Top
The Gatehouse to Evergreen Cemetery on Baltimore Street, East Cemetery Hill
Lee's headquarters on the Chambersburg Pike
The Leister House on Taneytown Road, used by Gen. Meade for his headquarters;
This is to the rear of the center of the Federal line and below where Picketts charge was,
(to the left). Confederate cannon overshot the union line and damaged this house.
Note the dead horses in the road
Dead soldiers in the woods near Little Round Top
Three Confederate prisoners captured near the railroad cut
John L. Burns, "The Old Hero of Gettysburg", a veteran of the War of 1812 and
resident of Gettysburg poses with his crutches and flintlock rifle.
At 70 years old Mr. Burns, a former Constable of Gettysburg, is one of the most famous civilian warriors in American history. On July 1, 1863, he left the shelter of his Gettysburg home and joined in the fighting west of town.Wounded three times and captured, he survived the battle to become a national celebrity. In the months that followed, he was visited by reporters and photographers; he received the personal thanks of Abraham Lincoln, and Congress passed a special act granting him a pension.
Mr. burns was born in 1794, died in 1872 and is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg.
A monument in his honor was erected in 1903 on the Gettysburg Battlefield near where he fought.
(monument photo below new 2006)
View taken from Cemetery Ridge looking across Gettysburg town.
Different View of
Little Round Top.
Haines Photo Co.
May 24, 1909