For the last couple of years that the old Cyclorama building was in use at the Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the lobby was graced by a large and quite impressive Civil War diorama of Pickett’s Charge. Constructed and painted by a local hobbyist in Gettysburg, the collection is no longer on public display. However, Larry Reber of Gettysburg Soldiers took a few photos to memorialize this now defunct diorama. Here are some of Larry’s photos.
The diorama shows the attack of Pickett’s / Pettigrew’s / Trimble’s assault columns on the Union II Corps lines along Cemetery Ridge, from the Abraham Brian (Brien, Bryan) house wouthward to the Vermont brigade’s position. Here, the Rebel line has refused to meet a Union flanking move.
A spectacular photograph of the swirled fighting near the Copse of Trees as part of Armistead’s Brigade penetrates the Union line. Note the hundreds and hundreds of hand-painted 25mm and 28mm figures.
Union troops swarm to meet the Rebel threat on the center as the intense fighting nears its climatic moments.