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  1. #1971
    JetsAndHeels, what is the picture with the statue, in your first round of pictures posted, to the right of you pretending to fire the cannon?

    Those are really nice pictures and having the Civil War interest that I do, I am very envious of your trip to the historical sites there.

    In your second post, you say the pics are taken in Manassas. But that one shot on a mountain top totally reminds me of the site they filmed for Little Round Top in the movie Gettysburg (with Jeff Daniels). Is that shot actually from Pennsylvania or is the topography just similar at the other battle site?

  2. #1972
    Tycho,

    The pics of the Stonewall Jackson monument are from Manasses. The rest are all from Gettysburg. What you saw in the other 2 was actually from where I stood at the peak of Little Round Top..that is what you are seeing in that pic with the statue that you asked about.

    I enjoy the Civil War era too, but honestly it is not my #1 historical interest...I think you know what is.
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  3. #1973
    But Jackson didn't fight at Gettysburg (Little Round Top). He died before then.

    So I think we're making a mistake about which picture we're talking about.

    Jackson's statue has him on his horse.

    There is another statue, in the first group of pictures that you posted, of a man standing on his own feet. There is the symbol of a cross on the base of the statue. Who is that? and where was it?

  4. #1974
    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho View Post
    But Jackson didn't fight at Gettysburg (Little Round Top). He died before then.
    I am aware of that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho View Post
    So I think we're making a mistake about which picture we're talking about.

    Jackson's statue has him on his horse.
    And those 2 pics (the one with him on the horse, and the one of the base of the monument with his name) are the ONLY ones from my stop in Manasses. Now if you want to see more from there, I have them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho View Post
    There is another statue, in the first group of pictures that you posted, of a man standing on his own feet. There is the symbol of a cross on the base of the statue. Who is that? and where was it?
    It is at Little Round Top. It signifies the stand that the Maine regiment made in holding the Hill (from the movie).
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  5. #1975
    Is that a statue of Col. Chamberlain then? He was a totally heroic son-of-a-bh!

    His ordering that downhill bayonette charge when his men ran out of ammo - and his resulting victory - is legendary in military history. The man ought to have at least one statue.

  6. #1976
    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho View Post
    Is that a statue of Col. Chamberlain then? He was a totally heroic son-of-a-bh!
    I did not see a name on this statue, but it is for the dedication of him and his men from Maine.
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  7. #1977
    Nice pictures y'all.

    Tycho, you are probably the only person I know that can rock suspenders!
    Up, up, and OKAAAAY!!!

  8. #1978
    New pic from this evening. Rockin' the
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  9. #1979
    Here are some more Civil War type photos, Tycho.

    I am not in any of these, but they are from today's events and re-enactment at Fort Branch, NC (this is located about 40 minutes from my apartment).

    There was no actual field battle at the place, but the local re-enactors enjoy getting together and putting on a show. It has become somewhat of a tradition each November.

    Fort Branch was a Confederate fort that sat on the banks of the Roanoke River. Due to the Confederates' position at the top of the river wall, their cannon were able to wipe out any approaching Union forces rather easily (I included a pic of how the cannon were positioned so that they are aimed right at the river).

    Fort Branch was never taken during the entire course of the Civil War.
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  10. #1980
    Pardon the double post, but here are some more, both from the camp and the battle.
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