From Kuntsler: On the morning of July 3rd, Longstreet and Lee rode the line out to the Confederate right. Some sporadic fire from the Hill’s artillery broke out in front of Heth’s division but died away shortly after noon. The artillery piece nearest to us is a bronze Napoleon. Next is another Napoleon firing. I have used the flame of the explosion to silhouette the artillery officer observing through his binoculars.
With Lee and Longstreet, of course, are their respective staffs; officers, couriers, flag bearers, etc. Within this entourage, are some recognizable members of both staffs. Above Traveller’s head, between the flag bearer and another soldier, is Lt. Col. Walter Taylor, one of Lee’s closest aides throughout the war. Immediately to the left of Lee is Lt. Col. James Corely. Lt. Col. W.H. Stevens is to the left of Longstreet, looking at the two generals, watching and waiting. The staffs mingle with each other, conversing and waiting for the last decisions to be made for the final assault.
The main artillery barrage would begin at 1:00 p.m. and last for two hours. The scene was set for Pickett’s Charge!
I’m dividing my time between the California residence and the WWM with a lot of my work taking the form of telephone calls while I’m on the road. There’s a 3D view of the plans that I’ve been walking through and it’s one of those time wasters because I keep playing with it.