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Thursday, January 8, 2015

January 09, 2015

More Shots of the Sharpshooter’s Nest

Devil’s Den is my absolute favorite place on the battlefield. I could stand here just staring at the ancient boulders, pondering what took place here in 1863 . . . and on my last trip I was lucky enough to be relatively alone with my thoughts. Here, you can see the edge of the infamous Sharpshooter’s Nest, the “back way” into Devil’s Den, and the slope of Little Round Top in the distance. (If you look very closely, you can just see the 12TH/44TH New York Infantry castle. (You can also spot the 91ST Pennsylvania at center left, but it’s a bit of a challenge). The trees of Big Round Top stand to the right.

Here we see a few boulders at the entrance to the Sharpshooter’s Nest. The plaque at left explains what happened here, and there’s a view of Triangular Field and of Warfield Ridge beyond. More rocks can be seen in the distance. The path at left and Sickles Avenue at center right are both sloping and rather difficult to navigate at times. But it’s always well worth the hike :-)


Co. K, 44TH Alabama Infantry

Born July 31, 1827 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 34 ½)

By the age of twenty-five, Cpt. Teague had already buried a wife (Margaret, who died in 1852). He enlisted in May 1862. The battle of Gettysburg separated him from his son, eleven-year-old Joshua, and from his second wife Sarah Jane, to whom he had been married for nine years. He was buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.

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