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Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: November 1, 2008
Caption: McPherson Woods
Additional Description: Also known as Herbst Woods at the time of the battle, the woods became a heavily contested location during the morning of July 1. In this view, looking east from inside the woods, one can see the gradual slope down hill toward Willoughby Run. The 14th Tennessee ran into the 2nd Wisconsin of the Federal Iron Brigade in these woods. It is likely an overshot from the 14th Tennessee was the bullet that killed General Reynolds as he urged the Iron Brigade forward.
Submitted: January 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p49550
File Size: 1.855 Megabytes
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