Gettysburg Battlefield Panoramas

Panoramic views help to give you a sense of the magnitude of some of the pivotal events of any battle, including the Battle of Gettysburg. They allow, in a small way, for the grasping of the impact of battlefield terrain, along with the advantages and obstacles with which the soldiers needed to contend. Although there is no substitute for actually walking these sacred grounds, the panoramas included are of key points on the battlefield in and around Gettysburg which may help begin the process of understanding. The beauty of the land today belies the horrors faced by the tens of thousands of men during those hot, humid summer days in July, 1863.

Above you can see Brigadier General Francis C. Barlow's Monument on Barlow's Knoll at sunset. The image below shows the stone wall defended by the Philadelphia Brigade from behind the Angle along the Union lines on Cemetery Ridge. Along the stone wall from left to right are the monuments to the 69th, 72nd, and 71st Pennsylvania, part of Brigadier General Alexander Webb's Brigade.

Many of the panoramas are large files and may take longer to load with slower connections. File sizes range from under 100KB to about 1.5MB for the largest of the views from the Culp's Hill Tower. Click on the buttons below to go to the pages for the panoramas for the Battle of Gettysburg Days 1, 2, and 3.

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