Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Now and then at Gettysburg

Here's a shot of a portion of one of the more famous Civil War sites: Devil's Den, the site of fierce fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg. Confederate soldiers used this area to shoot at Union soldiers on Little Round Top, which can be seen in the background. Below is a photograph of the same scene taken by Alexander Gardner after the battle (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpb-04337). The dead Confederate soldier and the gun were moved to this site to give the shot more drama.

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