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

William Baetz wbaetz at mac.com
Fri Jan 6 10:13:06 CST 2012


Surprised this link has not been posted. Earl Coates published an  
article theorizing the location to be the Henry Spangler farm.

http://www.gdg.org/Gettysburg%20Magazine/coates.html

Bill in Indy


On Jan 6, 2012, at 10:20 AM, cooke1863 at comcast.net wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
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> The Spangler farm property which is a good candidate for the  
> location of the Harvet of Death photos is between the Emmittsburg  
> Road and West Confederate Avenue, across the r oad from the Klingle  
> farm. The ground slopes down west of the ER and some of those slopes  
> present a good argument for th e location of the bodies. That  
> location, coupled with the fact that some of Gardner's other photos  
> are taken close by on the Rose farm property, provides additional,  
> if circumstantial, evidence that Gardner worked in this area, as  
> opposed to on McPherson's R idge or in front of Culp's Hill.
>
> JC
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> From: "keith mackenzie" <bluzdad at yahoo.com>
> To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 6, 2012 9:30:49 AM
> Subject: Re: GDG- Shead's Woods and the "Harvest of Death" photograph
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> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Charles: Which is located...where?
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> "Hello! I'm The Doctor."
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> From: Charles T. Joyce <CTJoyce at spearwilderman.com>
> To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 6, 2012 9:13 AM
> Subject: Re: GDG- Shead's Woods and the "Harvest of Death" photograph
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> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Nancy,
> Actually I think it is the Henry Spangler Farm.
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Jan 6, 2012, at 9:02 AM, "Nancy Householder" <pipecreek1430 at yahoo.com 
> > wrote:
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>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> Which Spangler Farm are you referring to? There is more than one.  
>> The Abraham Spangler Farm, or the
>>
>> George Spangler Farm?
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>>
>> 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
>>
>> "Hello! I'm The Doctor."
>> (Dr. Who)
>>
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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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