Small Sacred Spot (two photos) / by Dave Hileman

To the men who fought here - where they were and what they endured made this a remarkable place. Not sure all the reasons why Gettysburg rose above most of the battles to the place it holds today but a tour of the field where these three days unfolded is moving and meaningful 155 years later. The two monuments here are in a less visited spot, most people drive past, few stop. It is between Little Round Top and the area of Picket's charge, which most people visit. The 93rd Pennsylvania - after an overnight 39 mile march - filled a gap here just as the weary soldiers from the Wheatfield were streaming back closely pursued by the Confederates. The 93rd surprised the CSA and the tired soldiers retreated. They held this ground from the 2nd to the end of the battle. Then in 1884 survivors erected a monument, the state of Pennsylvania added another in 1888 and today we drive past hardly seeing a small marker that meant so much to these men. 

 The 1888 marked from Pennsylvania

The 1888 marked from Pennsylvania

 The identification on the 1884 marker.

The identification on the 1884 marker.