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This photograph shows a man on a pedestrian bridge spanning Plum Run. The big rocks of Devil’s Den are in the background. On the other (west) side of Plum Run, and just to the left of the man is a rock with a distinctive horizontal gash. This gash allowed Tim Smith to find out where the bridge was once located. This view was taken facing west circa the 1920s.

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

In the fourth Devil’s Den post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith show us the “Smirking Rock/Smart Ass Rock/Smiley Rock,” the “Trough Rock,” and the location of the Devil’s Den Photography Studio.

In today’s Devil’s Den post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith show us the location of a pedestrian bridge over Plum Run, the right of way of the Gettysburg Electric Railway (Trolley), and the “Run Up Rock.”

This map shows the location of the Devil’s Den videos. Videos #1-#12 were shown in our previous Devil’s Den posts. Video #13 was taken at the location of a former pedestrian bridge over Plum Run. Video #14 was taken on the Trolley line right of way. Video #13 was taken near the “Bachelder Rock” and the “Run Up Rock.” This map was created facing north at approximately 2:00 PM on Friday August 12, 2011.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith is one of the hosts for our series on Devil’s Den. Tim is standing on the east side of Plum Run where a pedestrian bridge was previously located. This view was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In Video #13 (Videos #1-#12 were shown in our previous Devil’s Den posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith shows the location of a former pedestrian bridge over Plum Run. This view was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith is on the west side of Plum Run. He is pointing out the distinctive gash in a rock, and which is shown in the photograph that Tim is holding. The gash led Tim to discover where the pedestrian bridge was previously located. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Licensed Battlefield Guides Tim Smith and Garry Adelman are standing in the right of way of the Gettysburg Electric Railway line or Trolley line. The trolley line went from the camera position into what are now bushes behind Tim and Garry, not up the pathway in the right background. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In Video #14 Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Tim Smith and Garry Adelman show us the path of the Gettysburg Trolley as it traversed the Slaughter Pen. This view was taken facing northeast to southwest to northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

This photograph taken from Devil’s Den and looking towards the area of the “Slaughter Pen” shows the bridge over which carriages and possibly early automobiles drove, and the Electric Trolley. This view was taken by William Tipton facing northeast in the late 1800s, early 1900s.

The trolleys were named after Union corps commanders at the Battle of Gettysburg. This is the “Howard.” To see Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr’s series on the trolleys, click here. This photograph was taken circa 1908.

One of the trolleys that derailed. This photgraph was taken circa the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Tim Smith and Garry Adelman are standing in front of the “Bachelder Rock.” It received its name from the photograph that Garry is holding. The “Run Up Rock” is the first large rock behind the “Bachelder Rock.” This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.
The “Bachelder Rock” is named for the historian of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, John Bachelder. He poses with his wife in Devil’s Den at the rock. The Bachelders sent this photograph out as a Christmas card in 1888. This view was taken facing southwest circa 1888. It is courtesy of Gettysburg National Military Park.

Garry Adelman is standing on the “Bachelder Rock.” Tim Smith is pointing to the “Run Up Rock.” The copy of the Devil’s Den book positioned upside down is of course, a sign of distress. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In Video #15 Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Tim Smith and Garry Adelman show us the location of the “Bachelder Rock,” and they also show us the “Run Up Rock.” They explain the rules and demonstrate the proper way to scale the “Run Up Rock.” (No Hands). This view was taken facing southwest to north to southwest to northeast to northwest to north to northeast to northwest to northeast to northwest at approximately 4:30 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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