Jul 12

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman on the left and Tim Smith are the hosts for our series on Devil’s Den. They are standing by some of the most recognizable rocks of the Devil’s Den area, including the Table Rock. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Director of History and Education for the Civil War Trust, Garry Adelman earned his B.A. in business from Michigan State University and his M.A. in history at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author or editor of The Civil War 150 (2011), Antietam Then and Now (2005), The Myth of Little Round Top (2003), The Early Gettysburg Battlefield (2001), Little Round Top: A Detailed Tour Guide (2000), and Devil’s Den: A History and Guide (1997) as well as eight Civil War image booklets. He has two more books coming out this spring. He has published articles in The Gettysburg Magazine and Hallowed Ground and conceived and drafted the text for wayside exhibits at the Third Winchester, First Day at Chancellorsville, Mine Run and Slaughter Pen Farm battlefields. A frequent lecturer at Civil War Round Tables, he has also appeared as a speaker on HISTORY, C-Span, and Pennsylvania Cable Network. He is the vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography and is a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg.

Timothy H. Smith is a native of Baltimore and a life long student of the American Civil War. He is employed as a Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park and as a research historian at the Adams County Historical Society. He is an instructor for the Gettysburg Elderhostel and teaches classes on the battle and local history at the Gettysburg Campus of the Harrisburg Area Community College. Tim has written numerous articles and authored or co-authored ten books on Gettysburg related topics. He has lectured extensively at Civil War Round Tables and Seminars and has appeared on several television documentaries, including the Unknown Civil War and the popular PCN Gettysburg Battle Walk series.

In today’s Devil’s Den post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Tim Smith and Garry Adelman introduce us to the Devil’s Den series. Garry shows us THE Devil’s Den and the Devil’s Bath.

This map shows the location of the Devil’s Den videos. Video #1 was taken east of the “big rocks” of Devil’s Den. Video #2 was taken at THE Devil’s Den. Videos #3 were taken at the Devil’s Bath. This map was created facing north at approximately 12:00 PM on Saturday July 2, 2011.

In Video #1 Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith introduce us to their series on Devil’s Den. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman is standing by the Devil’s Den sign. The Devil’s Bath rock is behind Garry. THE Devil’s Den is behind the rocks in the left background. This view was taken facing west at approximately 3:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In Video #2 Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman shows us THE Devil’s Den. This view was taken facing west to northwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman is pointing to THE Devil’s Den, the small dark cave visible in the background. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman is pointing to the “Devil’s Bath.” This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In Video #3 Garry Adelman shows us The “Devil’s Bath.” This view was taken facing east to northwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Garry Adelman shows where the large rock now known as the “Devil’s Bath” was probably located before it was struck by lightning in 1855. The “chasm” is to the left of Garry. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.
Tim Smith and Garry Adelman are the co-authors of Devil’s Den: A History and Guide. It was first published by Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1997. This cover was scanned facing south at approximately 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

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