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Although many individuals know the fields of Pickett’s Charge, fewer know the action which took place in those fields around the Bliss Farm. Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Elwood “Woody” Christ begins a series on the struggle for the Bliss Farm. His book, Over a Wide, Hot,…Crimson Plain: The Struggle for the Bliss Farm at Gettysburg, July 2nd and 3rd, 1863 was published by Butternut and Blue in 1993. Woody is a Gettysburg College graduate, and has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide since 1982.

Struggle for the Bliss Farm Part 1 With Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ

Jun 17, 2009
In today’s post we will concentrate on some terrain in the area of the Bliss Farm, specifically in what is now the subdivision, Colt Park.

Struggle for the Bliss Farm Part 2 With Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ

Jul 3, 2009
In today’s post he continues his emphasis on the “broad flat knoll” which is Colt Park.

Struggle for the Bliss Farm Part 3 With Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ

Jul 15, 2009
In today’s post he shows us the first positions of the United States troops that would be involved at the Bliss Farm. He also showed the route that many of them used to access the Bliss Farm from Cemetery Ridge.

Struggle for the Bliss Farm Part 4 With Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ

Jul 24, 2009
In today’s post he takes us to the sites of the Bliss House and Barn.

Struggle for the Bliss Farm Part 5 With Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ

Aug 3, 2009
In today’s post, the Confederate and United States soldiers arrive at the Bliss Farm area.

Struggle for the Bliss Farm Part 6 With Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ

Aug 12, 2009
In today’s post he describes the beginning of the skirmishing at the Bliss Farm on July 2, 1863.

Struggle for the Bliss Farm Part 7 With Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ

Aug 27, 2009
In today’s post he finishes describing the fighting on the second day.

Struggle for the Bliss Farm Part 8 With Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ

Sep 9, 2009
On today’s post Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ described some incidents on the skirmish lines the evening of July 2nd and early morning of July 3rd. He also tells how the 12th New Jersey occupied the Bliss buildings the morning of July 3, 1863.

Struggle for the Bliss Farm Part 9 With Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ

Sep 23, 2009
In today’s post Woody described how the 14th Connecticut Infantry Regiment came out to the Bliss Farm to burn the buildings the morning of July 3, 1863.

Struggle for the Bliss Farm Part 10 With Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ

Oct 8, 2009
In our final Bliss Farm post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ describes the final action at the Bliss Farm the morning of July 3, 1863.