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View from Edgell
Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: December 27, 2008
Caption: View from Edgell's Battery
Additional Description: Looking from the monument location toward the west. The battery anchored the left end of a long line of Federal guns posted on Cemetery Hill. From the position, the Battery had a field of fire clear to Seminary Ridge at the time of the battle. However, today the line of sight is blocked by portions of the town. According to Edgell's official report, the battery was posted at the position at around 4 p.m. on July 2. The battery later moved to a point just south of Evergreen Cemetery along Baltimore Pike later in the evening to help repulse Confederate assaults there. In the early afternoon of July 3, the battery returned here and participated in the repulse of Longstreet's assault.
Submitted: March 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p54711
File Size: 0.894 Megabytes


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