Sunday, July 1, 2007

Fallen of Gettysburg

Today we feature a photograph from the Battle of Gettysburg. A fallen Confederate soldier is shown in the center of the picture, next to his rifle. The area pictured was known as the "Devil's Den". The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest battles in American History, with over 46,000 men killed or wounded.
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on this day (June 30) in the year 1863.

2 comments:

  1. This soldier was actually killed on the field beside the Rose Woods, then dragged to this position by the photographer for a more dramatic photo.

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  2. ...and the battle took place July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 1863. This particular part of the battle would have occurred most likely on the 2nd.

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