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20th Maine on Little Round Top T&N

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Gettysburg Greg, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Gettysburg Greg

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    In 1889, veterans of the 20th Maine attended the dedication of their monument at Gettysburg on Little Round Top where their colonel, Joshua Chamberlain spoke eloquently of
    'lingering spirits" on the battlefield. That day, veterans, including Chamberlain were photographed around the newly dedicated monument. Chamberlain is seen sitting at right center. I had unsuccessfully attempted to positively identify the exact location of the 1889 image seen below at top right until a couple of visits ago when I believe I was able to reproduce the identical view, on top right. The subtle clue that convinced me can be seen by focusing on the man at the left side of the image leaning on his umbrella. In the blow up at bottom left I have circled a distinct horizontal crack in the rock on which the monument stands which can be matched up with the blow up from my modern photo on bottom right.
    reunion combo.jpg
     
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  3. Schwallanscher

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    nice, but me thinks yours is done slightly to the left (camera-pov) of the original - your ankle on the crack is a little too frontal
     
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  4. Gettysburg Greg

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    You might be right about that, I appreciate you taking the time to look so closely. Now I have a reason to go back and reshoot it. Thanks for comment. :D
     
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    Why are the monuments different.?
     
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    The 20th Maine monument is not different unless I'm not understanding your question. What are you specifically referring to, Captain?
     
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    The top right pic appears to be missing the pyramid top or are my eyes playing tricks on me.
     
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    your eyes - it's behind the hanging leaves
     
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    I think I see what you mean. Actually, there is a tree branch blocking the view of the top of the monument, your eyes are fine.
     
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    I thought they were two different ones.
     
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    The rocks never lie :smile: It is always helpful to find a friendly rock to confirm the location of the picture.
     
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    The monuments look identical to my eye. The Maltese Cross was the V corps insignia.
     
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