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Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: August 17, 2008
Caption: Dearing's Battalion Deployed Forward
Additional Description: Early on July 3, Dearing's Battalion deployed forward of Seminary Ridge, dressed on line with the Confederate artillery positioned around the Peach Orchard. The undulating ground between Seminary and Cemetery Ridge is evident in this view. In the distant center is the spire of the U.S. Regulars Monument. Scanning to the right is the top of the Vermont Monument. On the left are some of the buildings around the Spangler Farm. To the right are those of the Sherfy Farm. Dearing's Battalion deployed on a rise of ground, which appears in this line of site in front of the U.S. Regulars Monument. The Emmitsburg Road is blocked from the line of site by this rise of ground. Thus the cannonade and following infantry battle on July 3 was largely concealed from view by those on Seminary Ridge due to the terrain. An issue further exacerbated by the smoke of battle.
Submitted: October 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p37716
File Size: 0.878 Megabytes

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