GDG- Shead's Woods and the "Harvest of Death" photograph

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Thu Jan 5 10:32:14 CST 2012



Keith, Scott Hartwig published an article and some photos in the October 2011 issue of Civil War Times. 

JC 



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From: "keith mackenzie" <bluzdad at yahoo.com> 
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 10:22:45 AM 
Subject: Re: GDG- Shead's Woods and the "Harvest of Death" photograph 

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
I've spoken with Frassanito about it, or more properly, listened, (somewhat distractedly) while he  spoke about it. He doesnt just disagree. He's pretty animated about it.  I'm sure he thinks he's right. My impression is that he feels his previous work is all the refutation he needs to publish.  I don't have access right now to his books, we'd have to check out that stuff. I'm not personally familiar with Hartwigs work. Can you drop me a link? Chuck Teaque took us on a walk once, behind Culps hill where he thinks the photo's where taken. Evidently, like everything else in Gb, there are several opposed and contradictory interpretations. 
Some fun, huh? 
K 

"Hello! I'm The Doctor." 
(Dr. Who) 
  

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 From: Charles T. Joyce <CTJoyce at spearwilderman.com> 
To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 9:18 AM 
Subject: Re: GDG- Shead's Woods and the "Harvest of Death" photograph 
  
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
Keith's question about the location of Shead's Woods reminds me of the apparent controversy over whether it is in the background of Alexander Gardner's famous "Harvest of Death" image of Union dead.  Scott Hartwig argues in the NPS blog "From the Fields of Gettysburg" that it is.  I've heard that William Frassanito and Gary Alderman feel it is not, but I haven't seen any published refutation of Hartwig's thesis.  I frankly find Hartwig's arguments pretty persuasive, especially in the absence of any contrary, published, evidence. 

Maybe we can talk about this for a while and get off the Tourmobile? 
Charles Joyce 

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From: gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com] On Behalf Of keith mackenzie 
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 8:59 AM 
To: GDG 
Subject: Re: GDG- In Defense of Peter/ Gb question 

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
Thank you Charles. I'm studying the stuff wayne covered on the stomp, (in the warmth and comfort of my living room) and I'm trying to keep the terrain features organized in my thoughts. 
K. 

"Hello! I'm The Doctor." 
  

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From: Charles T. Joyce <CTJoyce at spearwilderman.com> 
To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 8:34 AM 
Subject: Re: GDG- In Defense of Peter/ Gb question 

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
Keith, 
Sheads Woods is directly behind them. 

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On Jan 5, 2012, at 8:29 AM, "keith mackenzie" <bluzdad at yahoo.com> wrote: 

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
> Margaret: coming from a strong Presbyterian  background myself, I'd put my mother up against any Nun I ever heard of. 
> Is Sheads woods anywhere near the ABC/Quality Inn complex? 
> K 
> 
> "Hello! I'm The Doctor." 
> (Dr. Who) 
> 
> 
> ________________________________ 
> From: Margaret D. Blough <mdblough1 at comcast.net> 
> To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
> Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 1:54 AM 
> Subject: Re: GDG- In Defense of Peter 
> 
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
> 
> :Leo- 
> 
> 
> I'm a Protestant public school kid from SW PA. However, I worked for some years with a number of guys from NE PA (Scranton area). Believe me, after a while, witnessing the endless "my Sister could beat your Sister with her hands tied behind her habit" debate got a bit old. 
> 
> 
> Regards, 
> 
> 
> Margaret 
> 
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> From: "joanna/leo" <mayapple at embarqmail.com> 
> To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
> Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 1:31:26 AM 
> Subject: Re: GDG- In Defense of Peter 
> 
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
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> From: "Dennis Lawrence" <denlaw at gojade.org> 
> To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 6:02 PM 
> Subject: Re: GDG- In Defense of Peter 
> 
> 
>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
>> At 04:54 PM 1/4/2012, you wrote: 
>>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
>>> Hi Dennis, 
>>> 
>>> I'm OK with education (except for SIster Damian in the sixth grade), 
>> 
>> Hello, 
>> 
>> LOL! You should have met Sister Madeline! She could swing that 
>> yardstick across your back for even looking sideways. My brothers bear 
>> the stigmata of her wrath. 
> 
> You guys are making me think I missed something, growing up Catholic but 
> attending public schools. I tried to get into Johnstown Catholic (now 
> Bishop McCort), but my age group was a bumper crop and they were full. 
> (Sigh) 
> Leo McGuire 
> 
> 
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