The American Battlefield Trust posted numerous videos yesterday on important sites from the first day of battle from Gettysburg, PA (which occurred 157 years ago).
Their first video today reviews confederate battle plans for the second day, with noted battle field tour guide, Tim Smith describing the dilemma faced by James Longstreet as the battle shifted to the south of town. You can expect more videos today of the devils den, the little round tops and the heroic stand of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin and the 20th Maine Volunteers that preserved the union left flank and prevented likely disaster for the republic. Watch
Gettysburg is one of the best battlefields to visit. The union lines can be easily walked from one end to the other with numerous markers and monuments commemorating key positions and units of the battle. If you can’t make it, these videos are the next best thing.