On this date 150 years ago, 3 July 1863, thousands of brave Confederate Troops crossed this expanse of open field. After attacking the Union Forces at Gettysburg from the right and then left flanks, General Robert E. Lee decided to attack the center of the Union Lines. The attack, known as Pickett's Charge, was met with heavy canon fire, concentrated rifle fire and finally, the survivors engaged in hand-to-hand combat at a stonewall later memorialized as "The High Water Mark of the Confederacy." This photo was taken at the right of the Union lines, an area known as the Angle. The barn depicted was owned by Abraham Brian, a "Free Black man."

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