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

keith mackenzie bluzdad at
Sat Jan 7 14:42:28 CST 2012

Hold on a second ref! doesnt snipping apply to digests? Frankly, i find responses to emails that have been snipped frustrating, because I dont know which one of a half dozen posts they are responding to. Please define the snip rule to allow us the opportunity to connect the response to the subject.

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

 From: Robert Lawrence <lawrence at>
To: GDG <gettysburg at> 
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2012 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Shead's Woods and the "Harvest of Death" photograph
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
[cid:image001.jpg at 01CCCD3F.660180B0] Failure to snip!

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From: gettysburg-bounces at [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at] On Behalf Of William Baetz
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2012 12:51 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Shead's Woods and the "Harvest of Death" photograph

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:

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

> observations:


> 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.


> K.


> "Hello! I'm The Doctor."

> (Dr. Who)

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