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- Jan 16, 2015
Just checked GoogleEarth and you are spot on, the old road does appear faintly in overhead imagery. That road would parallel the southern east-west fence, and in fact I suppose the latter fence was immediately adjacent to that road when it was built. One might even imagine that fence (dismantled) on the ground in the distance in the fuzzy 1863 image, and if that's the case, the dead located between that fence and the viewer would also likely have belonged to the 151st Pennsylvania.I noticed that about the trees on the map too.
If you scroll up and look at my modern photos I think you can still see discolored land where that road ran.
I would also guess that it is just this very fence issue that led Scott Hartwig to locate the image position a bit further south, but of course he would be faced with a similar problem of a missing parallel fence in the 1863 image that should be lying closer to the Chambersburg Pike. The image facing northeast being somewhat sharper than the one facing south, his case is more difficult to make, in my view.