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Civil War Trust

  Hiking the Union Fishhook
(Friday and Saturday)

Historian: Garry Adelman and Douglas Douds

Description: In better understanding the numerous battles within the Battle of Gettysburg, it becomes clear that the various fights were interconnected and walking from place to place is the best way, bar none, to grasp this. This rigorous and fast-paced hike will cover the Union fishhook as it was generally positioned on July 2nd and 3rd. Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Wheatfield, Peach Orchard, the Trostle farm and Cemetery Ridge is the goal by lunchtime with Cemetery Hill, Culp’s Hill, Spangler’s Spring and more rounding out the day. This hike not only entails eight miles of walking up, down, around and along hills and ridges, but requires a relatively fast pace.

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