Gettysburg’s East Cavalry Field – random photos 7/24/10
This past Saturday, I visited the East Cavalry Field at Gettysburg National Military Park. It was a beastly hot forenoon, so I didn’t do as much tramping as I would have liked. As a result I did not get to all the monuments I had planned to photograph. I first became interested in this section of the battlefield back when I lived near Cleveland and was writing a wargaming scenario for my first book (Enduring Valor: Gettysburg in Miniature, Volume 1) in the mid-1990s.
I studied as many accounts of the battle as I could find, including reading everything Gettysburg author Colonel John Bachelder collected after the war. I particularly enjoyed George Rummel III‘s book, Cavalry on the Roads to Gettysburg, and Eric J. Wittenberg‘s fine account of the fight.
Ohio-born George Armstrong Custer played a prominent role in the conflict at what much later became known as East Cavalry Field, leading a brigade of Michigan Wolverines.
Here are a few of my photos I took on Saturday.