William Tipton's Civil War Battlefield photos

Gettysburg-based photographer renowned for these late-19th century images
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On July 1, 1884, William Tipton shot this image in Gettysburg at the 17th Connecticut monument dedication at Barlow's Knoll.

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9th Massachusetts veterans at the dedication of their monument at the foot of Big Round Top at Gettysburg in June 1885.

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Terrific William Tipton image of the dedication of the 149th Pennsylvania monument at Gettysburg on McPherson Ridge on Oct. 20, 1886. This monument was later moved to Hancock Avenue.

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1st Massachusetts veterans at the dedication of their Gettysburg monument along Emmitsburg Road on July 1, 1886.. During the battle 23 years earlier, the 384-man regiment suffered 130 casualties, including 19 killed.

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On Oct. 10, 1888, 45th New York veterans gathered for the dedication of their monument just north of Gettysburg, where they were overwhelmed 25 years earlier. Many in the all-German regiment were captured on July 1, 1863 and sent to prisoner-of-war camps in the South, including the most notorious one of all at Andersonville, Ga.

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119th Pennsylvania veterans gathered for photographer William Tipton at the dedication of their Gettysburg monument on Big Round Top on Oct. 3, 1885. The monument is one of 69 Gettysburg monuments dedicated to Pennsylvania regiments

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William Tipton shot this image at the 12th New Jersey monument dedication at Gettysburg on June 30, 1888. An enlargement of the image reveals the words"12th Regt. N.J.V. Buck and Ball" on the sign on the tree in the background. The regiment was outfitted with .69-caliber smoothbore muskets that fired a bullet and buckshot, devastating weapons at close range. The regiment used those weapons to flush Rebels from the Bliss Farm on July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg.

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7th Massachusetts veterans pose for photographer William Tipton at the dedication of their Gettysburg monument on Oct. 6, 1886. "More delightful weather never favored an excursion party than was enjoyed on this occasion," according to a contemporary account. The monument is on the east side of Sedgwick Avenue, near Taneytown Road. The regiment suffered six wounded at Gettysburg.

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In this circa 1885 William Tipton image taken in Gettysburg at the 17th Connecticut monument on Barlow's Knoll, William Henry Noble (second from left), a colonel in the 17th Connecticut, appears with Henry Allen (third from right), another veteran. I believe Henrietta Noble, William's daughter, is at left next to Allen's wife. The other men are unidentified.

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In this photo taken by William Tipton, 19th Massachusetts veterans and family members are shown at the dedication of a monument to the regiment at Gettysburg on Oct. 1, 1891. The monument is along Hancock Avenue, near the Copse of Trees. The 19th Massachusetts suffered 77 casualties at Gettysburg, including nine killed.

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