Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Gettysburg Greg, Jan 26, 2017.
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Our family has adopted several artillery positions and all of ours have been redone over the last 10 years.
I will definitely keep you in mind. Thank you!!!
Please do. The local taxes can vary greatly depending on the township and school district you live in.
Regarding the comments related to the difference in the stone wall-you might be interested in this 1882 Tipton photograph that shows this same section of the stone wall seen in my post. As you can see the wall was similar to how it appears in the old pic in my post only 19 years after the battle. I believe that this is probably close to how it appeared during the battle. The fella standing at the wall with the rifle is approximately where the veteran is sitting in my post.
(From a previous related post)
Here's what some of the participants had to say about that wall:
- "fallen stone wall" (Lt. John T. Dent, 1st Delaware, Official Report)
- "low stone wall" (William T. Seville, History of the First Regiment Delaware Volunteers)
- "low stone wall" (Maj. Theodore G. Ellis, 14th Connecticut, Official Report)
- "loose stone wall" and "wall built on a ledge of rocks" (Charles D. Page, History of the Fourteenth Regiment Connecticut Vol. Infantry)
- "low stone wall" (Maj. Dunn Browne's Experiences in the Army. Dunn Browne was the pen name of Capt. Samuel Fiske, 14th Connecticut)
- "wall a simple affair ... but the men crouched down by it as their only friendly shelter" and "piling a little the thrown down stones of the wall" (Chaplain H. S. Stevens, Souvenir or Excursion to Battlefields, by the Society of the Fourteenth Connecticut Infantry)
Yep...this goes with all I have heard about most of the stone walls in July 1863.....knee high or lower. Cool
Interesting photo and one that raises several questions. Who owned the land in 1882 and how was it used? If privately owned in 1882 and used as it was in 1863 it's reasonable to assume the 1863 walls would've resembled the 1882 walls. Another question--how and why did the walls get lower between when the old photos in question were taken and now?
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I find these picture fascinating. I am new to Civil War talk though I am a CW buff.
Agree that the "old" pic is probably the original height. This is not a stone "wall"...It's a stone fence.
@Gettysburg Greg: The 1882 photo in post #25 is looking North towards the Bryan house and Zeigler Grove, correct?
Yes, that is the Brian barn to the left of the wall in the distance.
I did not really appreciate the mash-up of then and now, achieved with this picture, the first time around! Very nice effort
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