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High Water Mark Monument, Gettysburg, Pa., December 2, 1906

High Water Mark Monument, Gettysburg, Pa., December 2, 1906
Handwritten message on the front of this real photo postcard (see writing at right, above): "High Water Mark. 12/2/06. This was all done today. What do you think of that grin? The fellow tried to take the picture without exposing the plate and we were trying to keep from laughing."

The giant book behind the two men is part of the High Water Mark of the Rebellion Monument, which is, as Wikipedia explains, "a Gettysburg Battlefield memorial which identifies the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia units of the infantry attack on the Battle of Gettysburg, third day, with a large bronze tablet, as well as the Union Army of the Potomac's 'respective troops who met or assisted to repulse Longstreet's Assault.' The memorial is named for the line of dead and wounded of Pickett's Charge which marked the deepest penetration into the Union line at The Angle when '4,500 men threw down their arms and came in as prisoners.'"

For later views of the monument, see Bicyclists at the High Water Mark Monument, Gettysburg, Pa., 1912 and High Water Mark Monument, Gettysburg, Pa., August 8, 2013 (below).

Bicyclists at the High Water Mark Monument, Gettysburg, Pa., 1912

High Water Mark Monument, Gettysburg, Pa., August 8, 2013

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Great capture, thank you for sharing with us at Historical & Architectural Gems
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