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Iverson's Pits

the Iverson's Pits is part of Adams County, Pennsylvania , Gettysburg National Military Park , Oak Ridge .

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Iverson's Pits

Iverson's Pits
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This picture shows the field that Alfred Iverson's troops advanced accross during the first day at Gettysburg. The Union troops were hiding behind the wall in the foreground. On July 1, 1863, while leading his brigade in the division of Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes, Alfred Iverson launched an ill-considered assault without reconnaissance into a Union Army position concealed and protected by a stone wall, to the northwest of town. His brigade suffered heavy casualties, with many of the men dropping dead in a straight line from a surprise volley of rifle fire. Iverson's actions were considered galling because he did not accompany his brigade on the assault and, when the helpless survivors raised white handkerchiefs to hold off further Union fire, he raged in anger that they were cowards. His conduct became so irrational (some accounts suggest that he was drunk) that he was removed from brigade command for the rest of the battle; in fact, he had not much of a brigade left, having suffered 458 casualties within seconds. (The men were later buried in shallow graves on this spot on Oak Ridge, which is known to locals as Iverson's Pits, and is a favorite site for believers in the supernatural.) Gen. Robert E. Lee assigned Iverson as a temporary provost marshal, which removed him from combat command, and, in October 1863, removed him altogether from the Army of Northern Virginia, ordering him back to Georgia to organize cavalry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Iverson,_Jr.

2011-05-25 (342) Oak Ridge

2011-05-25 (342) Oak Ridge
Made by JLeeFleenor
94th New York Infty, 1st Brig. 2nd Div. 1st Corps - Mustered into service at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. Dec. 9, 1861. 105th. N. Y. Infty. Mustered into service at Le Roy, N. Y. Mar. 21, 1862. 94th. and 105th. N. Y. Inf'ty. consolidated as 94th. N. Y. Inf'ty at white Oak chapel, Va. Mar. 19, 1863. Re-enlisted for the war as 94th. N. Y. veteran Inf'ty. at Annapolis, Md. Jan. 20, 1864. Mustered out of service at Ball's Cross Roads, Va. july 18, 1865. ------------------------------------------------- casualties. 12 Killed; 58 wounded and 175 captured or missing. Total:245.

11th Pennsylvania Infantry

11th Pennsylvania Infantry
Made by Piedmont Fossil
This is the only monument in the Park that includes a portrait sculpture of the regiment’s dog and mascot. Sallie, a pug-nosed brindle bull terrier, had been with the 11th Pennsylvania since its founding in 1861. At Gettysburg, though weak from lack of food and water, she remained with the dead of the regiment for three days while the rest of the unit was forced to fall back after the first day's fighting. She was later wounded at Spotsylvania in 1864, and was killed at Hatcher's Run in 1865.

12th Massachusetts Infantry

12th Massachusetts Infantry
Made by Runner Jenny
Cylindric sculpture with a conical cap stands on a low, square base. Relief elements include a draped flag and tondo of Daniel Webster in profile on the sculpture and a cartridge box, bayonet and scabbard on the base. It designates the place where seven companies of the regiment were placed behind the stone wall on July 1, 1863, pouring a deadly crossfire into Inverson’s brigade.

Sally of the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry.

Sally of the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Made by laura penny
Sally, who had been with the 11th since she was a puppy, fought with her men through the entire battle, refusing to leave the side of the wounded men. When a monument was erected in their honor, the 11th men chose to place Sally on the monument to represent loyalty.

2011-05-25 (341) Oak Ridge

2011-05-25 (341) Oak Ridge
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94th New York Infantry, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Corps ---------------------------------------English translation: It is sweet and honourable to die for one's country.

2011-05-25 (334) Oak Ridge

2011-05-25 (334) Oak Ridge
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Looking past a marker and the monument for the 16th ME. Inf'y. 1st Brig. 2d Div. 1st Corps north toward the 'eternal' flame in the distance.

2011-05-25 (332) Oak Ridge

2011-05-25 (332) Oak Ridge
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Looking north along Doubleday Ave is a stone wall (of sorts) with the statue of Gen. Doubleday up to the left of the trees.

11th Pennsylvania Infantry

11th Pennsylvania Infantry
Made by Piedmont Fossil
Monument located on Doubleday Avenue on Oak Ridge, scene of much fighting on the first day of the battle.

11 PA

11 PA
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Monument to the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry on Oak Ridge featuring the regimental mascot, Sallie the dog.

Gettsyburg

Gettsyburg
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Sallie and the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry monument

2011-05-25 (333) Oak Ridge

2011-05-25 (333) Oak Ridge
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Just inside the woods going south on Doubleday Ave is the Doubleday Inn, a commercial establishment.

Gettsyburg

Gettsyburg
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11th Pennsylvania Infantry monument and Sallie

2011-05-25 (340) Oak Ridge

2011-05-25 (340) Oak Ridge
Made by JLeeFleenor
94th New York Infantry, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Corps July 1st 1863

2011-05-25 (336) Oak Ridge

2011-05-25 (336) Oak Ridge
Made by JLeeFleenor
16th ME. Inf[antr]y July 1, 1 P.M. L[eft flank]

Gettsyburg

Gettsyburg
Made by blg002
11th Pennsylvania Infantry monument

11th Pennsylvania Infantry Memorial

11th Pennsylvania Infantry Memorial
Made by gregpeterson65
Gettysburg National Military Park

2011-05-25 (335) Oak Ridge

2011-05-25 (335) Oak Ridge
Made by JLeeFleenor
Runs the length of Oak Ridge

2011-05-25 (343) Oak Ridge

2011-05-25 (343) Oak Ridge
Made by JLeeFleenor
L. F. 94th. N. Y. Infantry

Gettysburg National Battlefield

Gettysburg National Battlefield
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The sun sets on Gettysburg



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  Oak Ridge observation tower
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