Union Signal Corps 1863

Over the 4th of July weekend I found myself reading a interesting story about Union Signal Corps teams that were at the Battle of Gettysburg. Many of these teams found themselves in some very interesting and important locations during this battle.

 On The second day of the Battle of Gettysburg a Union Army Signal unit was located on top on the hill little round top and they are the ones that raised the alarm that the southern army was pushing that location. I started to think that I would build one of these soldiers taking a break with his signal flag. The figure is from Evolution with a Ultracast head. Signal flag and pole are made from brass rod and lead sheet. The bas will be a hill top over looking the Confederate Army advance.