View from Little Round Top at Gettysburg National Military Park


Lila Ulmer

Taken at Gettysburg National Military Park

Lila Ulmer, Editor

Little Round Top was the site of an unsuccessful Confederate assault against the Union left flank on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. It was successfully defended under a brigade under Union Colonel Strong Vincent, who was fatally wounded and died days later. It was here that the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment fought its most well-known engagement, a sudden downhill bayonet charge. Little Round Top is one of the most famous engagements in the Battle of Gettysburg and the whole Civil War.