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Details Found in Crop of Brady Photo on Little Round Top

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Gettysburg Greg, May 17, 2017.

  1. Gettysburg Greg

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    Again, thanks to the availability of high resolution downloads of many post battle images, we are able to find interesting details on the battlefield as they appeared right after the battle. This is a highly magnified crop from Mathew Brady's north-facing panorama taken in mid-July, 1863 from Little Round Top. At the very bottom of the frame, the Wheatfield Road can barely be seen running from left to right. In the far distance at center screen, is the wheatfield that would become the Soldiers' National Cemetery. As you can see, I have identified several other battle related locations found in this blow up. I find it very interesting to "see" the field exactly as it was viewed by the soldiers.
     
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  3. Yankeedave

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    That's pretty neat Greg.
     
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    Interesting perspective. You don't often see photos from the wheat field. Very cool.
     
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    Thanks for the comment, @Jimklag. I may be misunderstanding your point, but to be clear, this was taken from LRT
     
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    Ah. You did not misunderstand my boo boo.
     
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    Wow. The "tracks from Gibbs Battery" is a really great catch!
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    Interesting to see how few trees there were where the National Cemetery would eventually be.
     
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    This looks like it's taken from the photo Frassanito labels V-2, am I right?
     
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    In my own really dense way, I finally got it. The view is exactly north - a straight line from LRT to the Leister house and beyond to the National cemetery. It took me long enough but I am now properly oriented.
     
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    Very interesting.
    Thanks for posting, Greg.
     
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    Is there a 'close enough' now version of this anywhere?
     
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    Jimklag Captain Silver Patron Trivia Game Winner

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    This photo looks straight north from LRT. But it's from a little farther south on the hill.

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    where is your modern photo?
     
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    Thank you GG for sharing that with us. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:



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    Just checked Frazz' book and you are correct-V-2. Here is uncropped version.
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    Fabulous view! Certainly the best I've seen for putting the relatonships of some major landmarks in perspective! I'll be spending lots of time with my maps and this photo....
    Thanks for posting.
     
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    Here is the modern view. Looks like the NP needs to cut down some trees to restore the field to 1863 condition:
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    Cool picture. Provides a sample of the stone wall construction that has been discussed on here in the past.Looks like the stone wall in the fore ground was still a work in progress at the time of the battle. Some miserable ground to farm. Where it isnt rocky, its wet. Also shows the original route of the the lane that went by/thru the Weikert Place over to the Trostle Place.
     
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    I have a similar view I took last year from LRT, but the trees now obscure most of the landmarks. The only landmark I see is the domed water tower located on Cemetery Hill that corresponds with "D" on the pic above.
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