Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gettysburg Then & Now: 9th Massachusetts monument

           HOVER OVER IMAGE | Then: William Tipton, June 1885  | Now: John Banks.

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In June 1885, 9th Massachusetts veterans posed for an image at their monument at the base of Big Round Top. On a blustery Feb. 13, 2017, I aimed to mirror William Tipton's long-ago photo. He shot his image from a more elevated position, perhaps using a ladder. For a fine account of the 9th Massachusetts and its Gettysburg monument, check out Damian Shiels' excellent Irish in the American Civil War blog.

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