GDG- Shead's Woods and the "Harvest of Death" photograph
wbaetz at mac.com
Sat Jan 7 13:51:28 CST 2012
Keith, excellent observations.
Scott's theory is in 3 parts, the first of which is at:
On Jan 7, 2012, at 2:33 PM, keith mackenzie wrote:
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Right. I found both my "Early Photography at Gettysburg", and
> "Journey In Time". It took me a while to find journey, as it was in
> a stack of milk crates full of Lp's. During the search,. I found a
> copy of "Johnny Winter And...Live" Which I think contains the best
> live slide solo that has ever been recorded, ever, by anyone ( "Mean
> Town Blues"). naturally, I lost all interest in finding Journey and
> spent the rest of the evening annoying my wife with repeatedly
> replaying the album, and the cut, until, fed up
> she went and found "Journey in Time" for me. All part of my clever
> plan. I digress. Having spent the last couple of hours re reading
> both sections concerning the Union Dead Photographs, and studying
> the pictures, and those of the Confederate Dead, I have a couple of
> 1) The horror of these pictures has not diminished with time.
> 2) Frassanito makes a strong, though circumstantial, case for the
> the location on the southern end of the field. (I am not aware that
> circumstantial evidence is the same as Bad Evidence).
> 3) His hypothesis that Gardner chose the photographs to represent
> "the field where Reynolds was killed"
> after the fact,( because it contained no readily identifiable
> features) in order to compete with Bradys pictures of the same
> subject, is not only probable, but likely. Gardner was a Scot. I
> have known lots of Scots, in fact, was raised by them, and I have no
> problem at all accepting that such an opportunity would not have
> gone unexploited. I would have done it myself. (I look forward to
> your angry emails.)
> 4) His conclusion that the location can probably never been know
> exactly is spot on, which leaves future generations of GDGers
> something fun to talk about.
> I haven't compared Scott Hardwicks hypothesis because I haven't read
> it yet, or seen it. I dont get any of the Gettysburg related
> publications. I don't recall if anyone posted a link to it, but if
> they did, if they would please be so kind as to send it to me by
> personal email, I will jump right on it.
> "Hello! I'm The Doctor."
> (Dr. Who)
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