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Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: June 28, 2008
Caption: Schimmelfennig's Brigade Deploys
Additional Description: Looking northwest from the tablet location. Oak Hill is among the highest points of ground at Gettysburg, dominating the day 1 battlefields. First Brigade, Third Division, XI Corps of the Federal Army of the Potomac fanned out between Mummasburg Road (running up the ridge line in the distance next to the observation tower) and Carlisle Road to the east. Three regiments, 45th New York, 61st Ohio, and 74th Pennsylvania, were deployed as skirmishers. The 157th New York and 82nd Illinois remained further back, on line.
Submitted: September 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p34353
File Size: 1.043 Megabytes
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