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Harvest of Death Part 13: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

A glass plate titled “View in Field on Right Wing Where General Reynolds Fell At The Battle of Gettysburg.” Is this view one of a few photographs taken following the battle that were mislabeled? What other photographs do we know were mislabeled that have a relationship with the area around McPherson’s Woods/Reynolds’ Woods?This image was [...]

Harvest of Death Part 12: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

A glass plate titled “View in Field on Right Wing Where General Reynolds Fell At The Battle of Gettysburg.” This image was taken by Timothy H. O’Sullivan for Alexander Gardner circa July 5-6, 1863. It is courtesy of the Library of Congress. Director of History and Education for the Civil War Trust, Garry Adelman earned his [...]

Harvest of Death Part 11: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman on the left and Tim Smith on the right are standing in the low ground between East McPherson’s Ridge and Seminary Ridge, which is in the background of this photograph. They are showing the northeast view of the John Cummings’ Harvest of Death Location. This image was taken facing [...]

Harvest of Death Part 10: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman on the left and Tim Smith on the right are standing on the east slope of East McPherson’s Ridge. They are showing the northeast view of the John Stewart and Scott Hartwig Harvest of Death Location. This image was taken facing east at approximately 4:45 PM on Sunday, February [...]

Harvest of Death Part 9: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Tim Smith on the left and Garry Adelman on the right are standing east of East Cemetery Hill in the area of the Henry Culp Farm. The vehicles in the background are located on East Confederate Avenue. Tim and Garry are showing the east view of the Tom Maricino, Troy Harmon, [...]

Harvest of Death Part 8: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Tim Smith on the left and Garry Adelman on the right are standing near the “old” Cyclorama Building on Cemetery Ridge. Garry is holding his “Journal of Civil War Scribblings.” This image was taken facing north at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, February 5, 2012. Director of History and Education for the [...]

West Point’s Class of 1861 Part 10 With Licensed Battlefield Guide Christina Moon

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Christina Moon is the host for our series on West Point’s Class of 1861. She is standing on Cemetery Ridge, north of the “old” (but still standing) Cyclorama Visitor Center. The marker is to Battery F, 5th United States Artillery, commanded by Lieutenant Leonard Martin. Martin graduated 33rd out of 45 [...]

Harvest of Death Part 7: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman is standing near the Trostle Farm, the buildings of which are out of sight on the left. Little Round Top is in the left background. Big Round Top is in the left center background. The “Sickles Tree” is growing out of Garry’s head. The Sickles Headquarters Marker is to [...]

Emmitsburg Part 2: Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Joe Mieczkowski

The Farmer’s Inn and Hotel in Emmitsburg, Maryland. James F. Gibson took this photograph probably in July, 1863 “where our special artist was captured,” July 5 1863. Some believe that the photograph was taken on July 5, 1863 as Alexander Gardner, James Gibson, and Timothy O’Sullivan were on their way to Gettysburg. Only Gardner may [...]

Harvest of Death Part 6: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

This image titled “The harvest of death. Gettysburg, July 4, 1863… Photographed by A. Gardner, Washington,” appeared in Harpers Weekly magazine. It appears to combine elements of the Harvest of Death photo series with the “Unfit for Service” photograph. This view appeared in Harpers Weekly on July 22, 1865, volume 9, number 447, page 452. [...]

Emmitsburg Part 1: Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Joe Mieczkowski

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Joseph E. Mieczkowski is the host for this series on Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is standing by a historic mural of Emmitsburg near the Jubilee Shopping Center on the east side of town. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, March 30, 2012. Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Joseph [...]

Harvest of Death Part 5: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith are south of the Henry Spangler Farm, whose buildings are shown in the right background. Garry is holding a copy of Gettysburg Magazine Issue #3. In this issue, Historian Earl Coates proposed that the Harvest of Death photographs were taken at the location where Tim and [...]

John Wilkes Booth’s Escape #7 With Gettysburg LBG Mike Kanazawich

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Mike Kanazawich is the host for our series on John Wilkes Booth’s Escape. He is standing in front of the Randolph-Peyton home in Port Royal, Virginia. John Wilkes Booth and David Herold stopped here on April 24, 1865. This image was taken facing southwest at approximately 12:30 PM on [...]

John Wilkes Booth’s Escape #6 With Gettysburg LBG Mike Kanazawich

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Mike Kanazawich is the host for our series on John Wilkes Booth’s Escape. He is standing in front of Cleydael, the home of Dr. Richard Stuart in King George County, Virginia. John Wilkes Booth and David Herold stopped here the evening of April 23, 1865. This image was taken [...]

Licensed Battlefield Guide Dave Hamacher: Texas Brigade Part 3

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Dave Hamacher is the host for our series on the Texas Brigade. He is standing near the junction of Willoughby Run Road and Black Horse Tavern Road, and he is pointing to the area of the Longstreet Tower on Warfield Ridge/Seminary Ridge. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:15 [...]

John Wilkes Booth’s Escape #5 With Gettysburg LBG Mike Kanazawich

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Mike Kanazawich is the host for our series on John Wilkes Booth’s Escape. He is standing near the docks on Machodoc Creek near Dahlgren, King George County, Virginia. This image was taken facing west at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Michael Kanazawich [...]

Harvest of Death Part 4: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman, on the left, and Tim Smith are at the northeastern section of Sherfy’s Peach Orchard. The Trostle Barn is visible in the center background, between Garry and Tim. The Pennsylvania State monument is visible on Cemetery Ridge in the left background. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately [...]

Licensed Battlefield Guide Dave Hamacher: Texas Brigade Part 2

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Dave Hamacher is the host for our series on the Texas Brigade. He is standing by Marsh Creek near the Chambersburg Pike (US 30). A railroad trestle is in the left background. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 9, 2012. Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Dave [...]

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 12: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick writes: “The ‘Armory’, a National Historic Landmark, located at 25th and Lexington Avenues, New York, NY, is the home of ‘The Fighting 69th’, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, New York Army National Guard. Near the top of the image, one can see “69th Regiment”. Directly over the entrance, it reads “165th INF; [...]

John Wilkes Booth’s Escape #3 With Gettysburg LBG Mike Kanazawich

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Mike Kanazawich is the host for this series on John Wilkes Booth’s Escape. He is standing near Red Hill, the home of Colonel Samuel Cox who helped John Wilkes Booth and David Herold continue their escape through Maryland. Red Hill is in the background. This view was taken facing [...]

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