Culp's Hill Observation Tower - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 39° 49.208 W 077° 13.214
18S E 309976 N 4410152
Quick Description: Located at the top of Culp's Hill
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/26/2008 8:18:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM49TY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member harleydavidsonandy
Views: 121

Long Description:
During the battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, Culp's Hill was the strategic right flank of the union line, at the 'barb' of what is commonly called the "fishhook" battle line.

Culp's Hill became a prime tourist attraction after the battle. It was close to the town and, unlike most battles in open fields, it was heavily wooded and the extreme firepower took a very visible toll on the trees, some of which were completely sheared off. Geary's division alone on July 3 reported that they expended 227,000 rounds.[32] It took over twenty years before the scars of battle faded and nature reclaimed the breastworks. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culp%27s_Hill)
Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 60.00

Difficulty:

Opening times and fees:
Hours of the park, generally sunrise to sunset.


Parking Area: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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