The Union view of Seminary Ridge from Cemetery Ridge near the Point. Around 1 pm 150 Confederate cannons began to bombard the Union line. At 3 pm, A mile long line of more than 12,000 Confederate soldiers emerged from the woods in the background of the picture. They began the mile long march across the field, focusing on the area from which the picture was taken.
(To the far left is the Copse of Trees. You can see part of the stone wall built by Union troops. To the far right is the Point where several Confederate soldiers under the command of Armistead momentarily broke the Union line.)