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Ca. 1890 Photograph Showing Inside the Angle T&N

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Gettysburg Greg, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Gettysburg Greg

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    This view looking SW from near the inner angle where Arnolds' Battery monument now stands appears to have been taken between 1887 and 1890. Some of the first monuments placed inside the Angle are seen here, such as the 69th Pa, and both of the 72nd Pa, as well as the Armistead marker. The Copse is to the left and the Codori farm is on the right horizon. Hancock Avenue was still a dirt lane when the photo was taken. In my similar modern view, Cushing's guns and marker are in the foreground the and the Copse is to the left and Codori Farm is seen in the right distance.
     
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    My favorite spot on the Gettysburg battlefield.

    My great-great grandfather was captured there by Union troops. :smile:
     
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    WOW! Love the original view. I wonder how different it was from 1863.
     
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    I am guessing that all roads were "dirt" between 1887 and 1890.
     
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    Referring to the 1890 photo: In the middle distance, starting just to the right of the copse, there appears to be an orchard. Was this orchard part of the Codori farm and was it present during the battle?
     
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    My great great uncle crossed near the 71st Pa monument & was wounded, died a few days later in the 2nd corps hospital.
     
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    A slightly different "angle" (pun intended) taken around sunset.
     
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    I believe it was.
     
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