The High Point of the Confederacy

The High Point of the Confederacy

The High Point of the Confederacy

This stone marks the spot where one of Pickett’s brigade commanders, Brig. Gen. Lewis Armistead, fell while leading the climatic attack on July 3rd, 1863. Armistead’s was the deepest penetration of the Confederate attack and is thus known as the High Point of the Confederacy. After the failure of this attack, the Confederacy was on a downhill track. (Actually the marker is slightly misplaced – Armistead never made it much more than 10 feet inside that brick wall in the foreground).

In the distance, where you see that statue, is Seminary Ridge and the spot from which Robert E. Lee watched Armistead fall and the attack fail.

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