Facts about Culp’s Hill during the Battle Of Gettysburg of the American Civil War
Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Dates: July 1-3, 1863
Generals: Union General: George G. Meade | Confederate General: Robert E. Lee
Culp’s Hill Summary: Culp’s Hill was the right-most flank of the "fishhook" line formed by Union Army troops during the Battle Of Gettysburg and saw fighting all three days of the battle. Culp’s Hill has two rounded peaks with a narrow saddle between them. Although heavily wooded and unsuitable for artillery, the main peak of Culp’s Hill rises substantially above the surrounding landscape, at a little over 200 feet above the town of Gettysburg and 127 feet higher than Cemetery Hill. With Baltimore Pike, critical for Union Army supplies and preventing Confederate advance on Baltimore or Washington, DC, to the east and Confederates approaching from Rock Creek to the west, Culp’s Hill was critical to Union strategy.
Culp’s Hill Articles From History Net Magazines
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By Alan T. Nolan
Alan T. Nolan pioneered the modern regimental history with The Iron Brigade.
The voices of the "Black Hat Boys," who comprised one of the fiercest combat units in the Army …
Gettysburg 1863: High Tide of the Confederacy, by Carl Smith, Osprey Military, London, England, (212) 685-5560, 128 pages, softcover, $16.95.
Although a mountain of books have been written about the Battle of Gettysburg over the last 130 years, the logistical …
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Electronic Arts, (800) 245-4525, $49.95.
Imagine you're a Confederate general. It's July 3, 1863, and you're in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Across the open fields before you, the Union's seemingly impenetrable line on Cemetery Ridge glares at you menacingly. …
MANTLED IN FIRE AND SMOKE
By David F. Cross
The Battle of Gettysburg, and perhaps the fate of the Union, was decided in one hour of desperate fighting on the rocky ledges of Little Round Top.
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BY ROGER LONG
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