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"The Angle" (Highwater Mark)
Pictures taken August 10, 2003 during the 140th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.




The Northern force's destructive small arms fire cuts a swatch through the approaching Southern infantry.


With their flanks crumbling, the Southerners massed in the center and pushed on toward an angle in the stone wall atop "Cemetery Hill" to commemorate the historic event that occurred almost a century and a half ago.

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"Forward, boys"!

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Southern forces storm the Union ranks.

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Intense hand to hand combat ensues as men in gray breach the stone wall. Union commanders, viewing what is happening at the angle, send in reinforcements.

The fight rages as troops surround the small number of Confederates who made it to the wall.


The Confederates are repulsed and end their campaign to fight above the Mason-Dixon Line. 
Thus, the angle is called the "High Water Mark" of the Confederacy.


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