Photographer's Note

The term "High Water Mark" is used to denote the location and time of the greatest military advancement made by the Confederate army during the course of the American Civil War.

The Confederate High Water Mark is located in a small stretch of earth known as the "Angle" on Cemetery Ridge, just south of Gettysburg. It was here on July 3, 1863 that the Union Army repulsed the Confederate charge led by General George Pickett.

Pickett's Charge was one of the greatest military disasters of the American Civil War. In the span of a single hour, all of Pickett's regimental commanders were killed or wounded. Front line casualty rates reached 70%. When Pickett reached the safety of Seminary Ridge, his commanding general Robert E. Lee instructed him to gather his division and prepare for a counterattack. To this Pickett replied, "General Lee, I have no division."

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