Signal Corps Association Reenactors Division (SCARD)

Discussion Forum

Signal Corps Association Primary Web Site
[ Back to the listing ] [ Post Reply ] [ Help ] [ Search ]
[ List All Forums ]

Posted By: Mark Hageman on: 09/09/2011 16:24:41 EDT
Subject: RE: Fantasy Art

Message Detail:



Below link (if you have not already seen this page) tells of when Buford's chief signal officer, Lieutenant Aaron Jerome, witnessed the general's famous exchange and many other events of the battle's first day. His poignant 1865 letter to another soldier who gained fame at Gettysburg, Winfield Scott Hancock, describes some of what he saw that day from that station.

And that the rumors that Robert E. Lee made his way up to the cupola at some point during the three day battle (as depicted in the painting), but solid evidence of that is still lacking. Because Schmucker Hall continued to be used as a hospital, it is possible soldiers were reluctant to make any mention in official reports of using the cupola for observation, as this would have been a breach of military protocol. One can only wonder about the incredible scene of martial beauty, followed by several minutes of absolute hell on earth, that Pickett's Charge would have been from that signal/observation vantage point.

Message Link:

Cupola At Gettysburg
View Parent Message
Follow ups:

Post a follow up message
NAME:
EMAIL:
SUBJECT:
Type your Reply here:
NOTIFY ME: Yes No
This posting is a:
Comment
Question
Idea

Don't Agree
Challenge
Heads-Up!

Need Feedback
Meeting Request
LINK URL:
LINK TITLE:
IMAGE URL:



Message Search
Search ALL Forums
Filter Messages
Show messages for past days.
Name Search
Type in a full or partial name
Keyword Search
Enter keyword(s) you want to search for separated by a space.

Match Case?
Match ALL Keywords
Match ANY Keyword