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Ovrhead View of 27th Indiana Charge in Spangler Meadow

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Gettysburg Greg, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Gettysburg Greg

    Gettysburg Greg Corporal

    Jun 6, 2010
    Decatur, Illinois
    There were some questions regarding the specific location of my post showing the Spangler Meadow where the 27th Indiana attack of July 3, 1863 took place. Here is a google map with relevant labels that will hopefully clear up any questions. The ca. 1890 photograph featured in the post was taken from where you see the "a" in the "Stonewall" label.
    spangler map.jpg
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  3. Tom Elmore

    Tom Elmore First Sergeant

    Jan 16, 2015
    Before the attack, the 27th Indiana had been on the right of the brigade, aligned with Rock Creek and facing a little south of east, with the 13th New Jersey between them and the 2nd Massachusetts, which was directly facing the meadow. When the 27th was moving to realign itself, the 13th New Jersey was likewise repositioning, and the two regiments collided. It took a minute or two for them to untangle; meanwhile the 2nd Massachusetts had already reached the other side of the meadow, about where the Spangler Spring memorial is now, so the Confederates were fully alerted. When the attack was over, the 27th Indiana fell back into line at the place where their monument was erected, as shown. The 2nd Massachusetts initially fell back in a southerly direction, on the left of the 3rd Wisconsin, and afterwards moved back between the right of the 3rd Wisconsin and left of the 27th Indiana.
  4. Tom Elmore

    Tom Elmore First Sergeant

    Jan 16, 2015
    Attached is a sketch of the action (July 3, 0440 a.m.), but it does not show other units in the vicinity, including Steuart's and Walker's brigades, which occupied the entrenchments leading up to the southern summit of Culp's Hill.

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  5. Bee

    Bee 2nd Lieutenant

    Dec 21, 2015
    Thanks, guys - more maps for the collection!!
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