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Snapshots

  1. Wright Avenue Sign

    Snapshot Title: Wright Avenue Sign
    Taken by: Will Wattles

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    Wright Avenue Sign



  2. Chamberlain Avenue

    Snapshot Title: Chamberlain Avenue
    Taken by: Gettysburg Research

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    Remnants of the "Telfordized" roadbed of what was once Chamberlain Avenue. Built in 1903 and abandoned in the 1930s, construction of the road greatly altered the terrain surrounding the 20th Maine's p...



  3. 83rd Pennsylvania Monument

    Snapshot Title: 83rd Pennsylvania Monument
    Taken by: Gettysburg Research

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    Controversial because it depicts Col. Strong Vincent, former commander of the unit who had risen to command of the brigade (4 regiments) by the time of the battle at Gettysburg. Vincent's rank (a colo...



  4. Major Bulger wounded

    Snapshot Title: Major Bulger wounded
    Taken by: Gettysburg Research

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    Years after the battle, Joshua Chamberlain pointed out this spot as the area where he encountered a badly wounded Major Michael J. Bulger, the commander of the 47th Alabama. Bulger was wounded through...



  5. Line of the 47th Alabama

    Snapshot Title: Line of the 47th Alabama
    Taken by: Gettysburg Research

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    General approach location fo the tiny 47th Alabama regiment at Gettysburg. The unit came under heavy, concentrated fire from the 20th Maine and 83th Pennsylvania regiments. It lasted only five minutes...



  6. Left Flank, 15th Alabama

    Snapshot Title: Left Flank, 15th Alabama
    Taken by: Gettysburg Research

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    General vicinity of the end of the left wing of the regiment throughout most of the fighting.



  7. "The Oates Boulder"

    Snapshot Title: "The Oates Boulder"
    Taken by: Gettysburg Research

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    A stone that Col. William C. Oates, commander of the 15th Alabama (CSA) Infantry Regiment, pointed out in 1898 as the one where his brother John and close friend Bud Cody were mortally wounded. Becaus...



  8. Right Flank Marker - 20th Maine

    Snapshot Title: Right Flank Marker - 20th Maine
    Taken by: Gettysburg Research

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    Nestled among the rocks (not visible) is the marker placed in 1889 to designate the right end of the 20th Maine. The actual location of the last man on the regiment's right is at least fifty yards bey...



  9. Right Flank of the 15th Alabama

    Snapshot Title: Right Flank of the 15th Alabama
    Taken by: Gettysburg Research

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    Unmarked, but somewhere below the crest of the ridge where the 20th Maine left flank marker sits.



  10. 20th Maine Left Flank Marker

    Snapshot Title: 20th Maine Left Flank Marker
    Taken by: Gettysburg Research

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    Marks the left end of the regimental battle line as the veterans remembered it. Placed in 1889, lost during the 1970s (approx.), and a replica placed in 2000 on the same location.



  11. Location of the 20th Maine Battleflag during most of the fighting.

    Snapshot Title: Location of the 20th Maine Battleflag during most of the fighting.
    Taken by: Gettysburg Research

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    In at least two reunion photos, veterans of the regiment placed their original battleflag at this location to indicate where it had been during the fighting. "I placed the colors--I hated to do it--in...



  12. 20th Maine Monument

    Snapshot Title: 20th Maine Monument
    Taken by: Gettysburg Research

    Image: Chamberlain's View of Gettysburg
    Image Owner: Gettysburg Research



    Description:

    An intentionally simple memorial to those of the regiment who died at Gettysburg. Site chosen in 1883, monument placed in 1886, dedicated in 1889 along with all other Maine monuments to that time.