The view from Howison Hill, during the battle the trees had been cleared by Confederate pioneers--a contingent of soldiers tasked with clearing anything that blocked the vantage point of the guns. Pioneers would also build and repair roads, dismantle enemy fortifications, among other tasks. Photograph taken by Michelle L. Hamilton.
By this time, the sun was starting to set. Fortunately we had all just got loaded into the car before it started to rain again. These two locations are only just a shadow of the treasures to be found on the battlefield and I am already looking forward to my return trip.