How to find Confederate site of Confederate Dead in the woods in Slaughter Pen

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We're here in G'burg for the next 2 days and tried to find it today, but couldn't. We went over the Plum Run bridge, turned right and paced out 130 yards to the SW along the old tram trail. We were looking left, up LRT. In the pictures that I've seen, Garry sitting/standing in a crack on a long smooth rock next to a pointed rock, probably 25 years ago, and a pic from Early Photography at Gettysburg, it seems that these are toward the SE or UP the hill. It also seems that it should be just off the trail based on these pictures. Can anyone help with some better directions?
(See Early Photography at Gettysburg, ppg 289-294)
Thanks so much
Bob
 

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It's just a guess, but if you went straight instead of to the right when across the bridge, you might have better luck, at least in locating the scene depicted in 92d of Frassanito's Early Photography at Gettysburg, if that is your objective. The tree line along where many of the Confederate dead were photographed ran in an east-west direction. Since Frassanito's book was published in 1995, the Park has cleared the woods back to near their 1863 location, as shown on his map, page 241.
 

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We're here in G'burg for the next 2 days and tried to find it today, but couldn't. We went over the Plum Run bridge, turned right and paced out 130 yards to the SW along the old tram trail. We were looking left, up LRT. In the pictures that I've seen, Garry sitting/standing in a crack on a long smooth rock next to a pointed rock, probably 25 years ago, and a pic from Early Photography at Gettysburg, it seems that these are toward the SE or UP the hill. It also seems that it should be just off the trail based on these pictures. Can anyone help with some better directions?
(See Early Photography at Gettysburg, ppg 289-294)
Thanks so much
Bob
You might find my thread helpful: https://www.civilwartalk.com/threads/following-alexander-gardner-at-devils-den-graphic.127728/

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