Devil's Den and the Wheatfield



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Devil's Den sits across the Plum Run valley (known as the Valley of Death) under, and due west of, Little Round Top. The most prominent feature of Devil's Den is a collection of large boulders left over from geological activity in the area. On the second day of the battle, the boulders and caves of Devil's Den provided shelter for Confederate snipers aimed at Union troops on Little Round Top. Devil's Den is also famous as the location of numerous photographs taken of dead Confederate soldiers after the battle. Most of those photos were staged, with bodies being dragged into position.

The nearby Wheatfield also saw considerable action on the second day, and changed hands several times between the Union and Confederate forces as fighting raged in the late afternoon.

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Mailed Sept. 27, 1906 to Philadelphia
X near the middle of the card marks where someone lost an ancestor in the battle
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