Gettysburg National Military Park

Michigan Monument

Image 1: Michigan Monument. Monument to the Michigan men in the cavalry who fought on the third day of the battle. George Armstrong Custer is named on the monument. This monument is across the road from the Gregg Shaft, and is very close to the main area of action during the big cavalry battle on July 3, 1863. Custer's Michigan troops were not technically under Gregg, and were given orders to return to positions on the Federal left flank. Gregg asked Custer to stay and help, and Custer agreed to do so.

These photographs were taken with a Nikon F-601 autofocus SLR, using a Nikkor 24mm - 50mm f2.8 wide angle zoom lens or with a Sigma 150mm - 300mm telephoto zoom lens. The image was captured on Kodak Gold 200 film.