Jul 27

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman is one of the hosts for our series on Devil’s Den. He is standing by the Devil’s Den plaque which was erected circa 1900. The “Devil’s Bath” rock is the first large rock immediately behind Garry. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:30 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 the first Devil’s Den post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Tim Smith and Garry Adelman introduced us to the Devil’s Den series. Garry showed us THE Devil’s Den and the Devil’s Bath.

In today’s Devil’s Den post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman shows us where the 2nd Georgia Infantry might have attacked through Devil’s Den, the location of the hitching rail, and the Waud Rock.

This map shows the location of the Devil’s Den videos. Videos #1-#3 were shown in our previous Devil’s Den post. Video #4 was taken near the Devil’s Den plaque. Video #5 was taken at the location of the hitching rail. Videos #6 was taken at the Waud Rock. This map was created facing north at approximately 9:45 AM on Thursday July 21, 2011.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman is standing by the Devil’s Den sign. Sickles Avenue is on the left. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In Video #4 (Videos #1-#3 were shown in our previous Devil’s Den post) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman shows how some Devil’s Den landmarks match up with the reminiscences of a soldier in the 2nd Georgia Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman is holding a picture of the hitching rail. It was located in the area of the low stone wall in front of the vehicles closest to Garry. Little Round Top is in the background. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In Video #5 Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman shows us the Devil’s Den hitching rail, the remains of the posts, and the location of the original avenue. This view was taken facing northeast to north at approximately 3:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Here is the Gettysburg National Military Park Commission photograph of the Devil’s Den Hitching Rail. This view was taken facing northeast circa 1897.

Licensed Battlefield Garry Adelman shows the location of the old road bed and its foundation stones. This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Licensed Battlefield Garry Adelman shows the one of the remaining posts to the hitching rail. This view was taken facing west at approximately 3:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Garry Adelman does his best Alfred Waud impression while he sits upon the “Waud Rock.” This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In Video #6 Garry Adelman shows us the rock on which sketch artist Alred R. Waud was photographed by Alexander Gardner’s photography team.This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

The photograph of Alfred Waud sitting upon the “Waud Rock.” This view, courtesy of the Library of Congress, was taken facing southwest by Timothy O’Sullivan circa Monday, July 6, 1863.
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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