Saturday, April 9, 2011
Gettysburg - Confederate Assault on Devil's Den
Saturday Morning Session - LBG Rich Kohr
The morning walking tour followed the route of the Confederate attack on Devil's Den. We started from a spot on Warfield Ridge near where the junction between Law's Brigade and Robertson's "Texas" Brigade would have been. We walked east downhill to the Bushman farm, northeast to the Slyder farm lane, southeast to the Slyder farm, and then east to the lower shoulder of Big Round Top. This would have been roughly the path of the right flank regiments of Robertson's brigade (the 4th and 5th Texas). Due to the soggy ground conditions after recent rain and a wet spring, rather than wade across flooded fields to Devil's Den, we rode a bus to Rose's Woods and picked up the walk from the area near the Timbers farm (also known as the George Weikert farm). From there we walked east up the slope of Hauck's ridge following in the footsteps of the 1st Texas and 3rd Arkansas. Extensive discussion and Q and A happened all along the route, which took about 2.5 hours in total. Rather than try to recreate the walk, I will just show a bunch of pictures taken on this overcast walk. Out of the multitude of pictures I took, I have tried to select those which represent the most important and interesting views.