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

Nancy Householder pipecreek1430 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 6 08:00:54 CST 2012


Which Spangler Farm are you referring to? There is more than one. The Abraham Spangler Farm, or the 

George Spangler Farm?  


Nancy Householder



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 From: keith mackenzie <bluzdad at yahoo.com>
To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 7:40 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Shead's Woods and the "Harvest of Death" photograph
 
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
Jim: OH yeah, so it's the Spangler Farm, and not the Rose Farm?
K

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From: "cameron2 at optimum.net" <cameron2 at optimum.net>
To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Shead's Woods and the "Harvest of Death" photograph

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
A few months ago Wayne Wachsmuth and I got together on the field to compare both the Spangler's farm location on the southern end of the field with Scott Hartwig's proposed location on the first day's field.

We hit the Spangler farm area first.  Unfortunately, at the same time as such a  heavy rainstorm that that it was more like the Western Front than Gettysburg.  We honestly couldn't make out too much under those conditions, so I'd rate that part of the effort as inconclusive.  Although, it did impart a good understanding of how thw wounded could have drowned in the heavy rains after the battle.

Fortunately, the rain had let up by the time we got up to the first day's field.  I do have to say that in my purely layman's opinion, Scott's analysis seems to have a lot to recommend it, particularly in the view up across the Chambersburg Pike toward Sheads Woods.  There have been some changes ove time, to be sure, but a lot of it seems to fall into place.

OTOH, I'm told that Bill Frassanito has a list of several (a dozen of so, IIRC) specific points where Scott's analysis doesn't fit.  Which seems to agree with what he's said in the past that no matter how close any of the candidate locations looks, including the Spangler farm site, some specific detail or details end up ruling all of them out.  Now, that may well be, but I'd sure like to know the specifics of Frassanito's objections to Scott's theory.  Because if it isn't plausable - which it at least looks to be to me - I'd like to know exactly why it isn't.

Jim Cameron
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