Virtual Gettysburg includes a photographically
rendered battlefield made up of 99 full-screen, 360 degree
panoramas. This means you can go just about anywhere on
the battlefield and look in any direction. Here we present
four examples of passages in popular books that correlate
to views in Virtual Gettysburg panoramas. The truth is that
almost any view described in any passage in any book about
Gettysburg can be seen using Virtual Gettysburg's panoramas,
usually from more than one direction.
51 of 99 - Little Round Top The
20th Maine defends Little Round Top
shifting men. And heard the assault coming, up the rocks,
clawing up through the bushes, through the shattered trees,
the pocked stone, the ripped and bloody earth. It struck the
left flank. Chamberlain shot another man, an officer. He fell
inside the new rock wall, his face a bloody rag. They can't
keep coming. We can't keep stopping them!"
Shaara, Michael, The
Killer Angels, 1975, p. 224
of 99 - The Bloody Angle Union troops face fear during Pickett's
"Near us was a man
crouching behind a small disintegrated stone, which was about
the size of a common water bucket. He was bent up, with his
face to the ground, in the attitude of a Pagan worshipper
before his idol. It looked so absurd to see him thus, that
I went and said to him, "Do not lie there like a toad.
Why not go to your regiment and be a man?" He turned
up his face with a stupid, terrified look upon me, and then
without a word turned his nose again to the ground. An orderly
that was with me at the time told me a few moments later,
that a shot struck the stone, smashing it in a thousand fragments,
but did not touch the man, though his head was not six inches
from the stone."
Haskell, Frank. A., The
Battle of Gettysburg, 1957 p. 87
of 99 - Iverson's Pits Iverson's men take it clean in the teeth at 80 yards
which must have had a front of about 400 yards, advanced from
the south edge of Forney's Woods and wheeled sharply left.
The Rebel line moved through the open fields, where there
was "not a bush or a tree". Robinson ordered Baxter
to move his regiment from the oak grove to the ridge crest
to strengthen the line in front of Iverson. The yell and the
musketry announced to the 97th NY that something was up, and
its men hurried up the slope to their wall. The soldiers of
Baxter's Brigade watched the approach of Iverson's line with
awe. When the Confederates were about fifty yards from the
wall and Baxter's line, Lt. Col. Joseph A. Moesch, the Swiss-born
commander of the 83d, shouted, "Up men, and fire."
The surprise was complete; hit from both the front and the
left, the North Carolina line reeled and staggered."
Pfanz, Harry W., Gettysburg
- The First Day, 2001, pp. 170-172
Panorama 75 of 99 Attack by Brig. Gen. George J. Stannard's
VT Brigade on Pickett's Flank, July 3, 1863
“About 250 feet
in advance of his line on the left the 13th Vermont had thrown
up a breastwork on a low rocky knoll which was covered with
bushes and trees. The 14th Vermont held a similar position
to the left of the 13th, but on lower ground.”
Coddington, Edwin, The
Gettysburg Campaign, 1968, p.
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