High Water of the Confederacy at Gettysburg Panorama
Taken from the Angle on Cemetery Ridge. It's easy to imagine 12,500 Confederate troops on July 3, 1863, advancing across the 1 mile distance from Seminary Ridge under cannon fire on the third and final day of the battle. Look carefully in the distance for the Virginia monument from where Robt. E Lee directed Gen. Pickett to focus the attack at the Union line in the foreground at the Angle and copse of trees. The fence on the Emmitsburg road in the near distance is where the Confederate troops came under musket fire.
The defeat of the Confederate army at the Angle is considered to be the high water mark of the Confederacy. The failed Confederate charge resulted in 50% casualties.