Cemetery Ridge/Hancock Avenue


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Cemetery Ridge, the site of today's Hancock Avenue, marks the primary Union defensive position on the third day of the battle. Cemetery Ridge extends roughly from the Ziegler's Grove area (the site of the former Visitor's Center and Cyclorama building) to the wooded area near the base of Little Round Top. Probably the most-visited feature along Cemetery Ridge is the High Water Mark of the Confederacy and the copse of trees that marked the central aiming point of the ill-fated Pickett's Charge.

Hanock Avenue is also the location of the Pennsylvania monument, the largest single monument on the battlefield.


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Mailed Oct. 27, 1910
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Mailed Nov. 18, 1947 to Easton, PA
Mailed June 24, 1913 to Bangor, PA