July 7, 2020 "Confederate Artillery – Overlooked, and in Plain Sight“
LBG Jessie Wheedleton
Many battlefield tours do not stop at the beginning of West Confederate Avenue, but speed ahead to get a better view of the Union positions to the east. This walk will focus on the stories of the men in the Confederate artillery here, and of the action they witnessed each day of the battle from what was a much more open view in 1863. We will walk the line of artillery from the Hagerstown/Fairfield Road south on Seminary Ridge as far as time allows. In addition to the guns, we will explore the stories of the David McMillan farm and hidden earthworks. Easy roadside walking will be involved, with occasional forays into the weeds.