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This photograph shows the Devil’s Den area as it looked at the time of the battle. The rocks that Garry Adelman has named “three rocks by the road” are the three closest to the camera position. Little Round Top is in the left background. This view was taken by Alexander Gardner’s crew, facing northeast on either July 6, 1863 or July 7, 1863.

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

In today’s Devil’s Den post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman shows us three rocks by the road and the position of the 4th Maine Monument. Tim Smith shows us a pretty long snake skin.

This map shows the location of the Devil’s Den videos. Videos #1-#6 were shown in our previous Devil’s Den posts. Video #7 was taken by the “three rocks by the road.” Video #8 was taken at the monument to the 4th Maine Infantry Regiment. Videos #9 was taken near the right flank marker of the 4th Maine Infantry Regiment. This map was created facing north at approximately 2:00 PM on Friday July 29, 2011.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman is one of the hosts for our series on Devil’s Den. He is holding the Alexander Gardner photograph of “three rocks by the road.” The rocks are immediately behind Garry. The monument to the 4th Maine Infantry Regiment is behind Garry and emerging from his right ear. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In Video #7 (Videos #1-#6 were shown in our previous Devil’s Den posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman shows us the “three rocks by the road” and a “Gettysburg era guard ball chain remnant.” This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman is “feeling groovy” by the monument to the 4th Maine Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In Video #8 Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman describes the changes that veterans made to the 4th Maine Infantry Monument and the left flank marker. This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith show a snake skin over seven feet long which Tim found in the crack of the rock behind Tim. The right flank marker to the 4th Maine Infantry Regiment is in the right foreground. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In Video #9 Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith shows us a rock where he can sometimes find snakes, and then pulls out a snake skin from the rock. This view was taken facing east to north to east at approximately 3:45 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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