Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
- How many paper soldiers are there? 361 men
Union: “Webb’s Philadelphia Brigade”--Total: 153
Confederate: “Armistead’s Brigade”--Total: 208
- Who’s in charge on the board? General Lewis A. Armistead and Colonel Alexander S. Webb
- What’s that clump of trees? Historians call it the “Clump of Trees”. General Lee used that to direct Pickett’s division to the charge.
- Why is only one cannon firing? Lieutenant Cushing was out of ammunition.
The soldiers on the display are reduced 1/10 from their strength at Gettysburg; hence the 69th Pennsylvania had 324 men, and so on.
Paper soldiers found on www.juniorgeneral.org
Designers: Nicolas Schneier, Ungern, Daniel Harper, Clive, Old Tyke, Jarrett Voight, John Gypson, Russell McCreight, and Michael Krein.
Numbers at Gettysburg: Jenny Goellnitz at www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org
General Armistead led his brigade at Gettysburg with his hat on his sword
(soldier by W. Britains www.wbritains.com)