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Gettysburg National Military Park

Devil's Den

Devil's Den

Image 1: Devil's Den. This picture gives a very good view of Devil's Den, a rocky area defended by Ward's brigade of Major General Daniel Sickles' III Corps. This view is from the base of the rocky hill. These rocks face, roughly, in the direction of Little Round Top.

Devil's Den, looking north

Image 2: Devil's Den, looking north. Another view of Devil's Den, this one looking north along one of the park roads.

Devil's Den and the Valley of Death

Image 3: Devil's Den and the Valley of Death. This picture was taken from Little Round Top, looking down at Devil's Den and the Valley of Death. Devil's Den is in the background on the left.

Devil's Den and the Valley of Death

Image 4: Another view of Devil's Den and the Valley of Death. This shot was taken to the left (south) of the previous image. Devil's Den is in the middle of the background. You can clearly see that the boulders of Devil's Den extend up this face of Little Round Top.

Devil's Den and the Valley of Death

Image 5: A third view of Devil's Den and the Valley of Death from Little Round Top, this one being closer than the previous two. The boulders around the base of Little Round Top are clearly seen.

Sniper Den

Image 6: Sniper den. A famous picture by Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner was taken in this box area of Devil's Den. The picture was of a dead Confederate sharpshooter. However, it is believed that the picture was posed with a corpse from another area of the battlefield, probably in a field to the rear of this position.

These photographs were taken with a Nikon F-601 autofocus SLR, using a Nikkor 24mm - 50mm f2.8 wide angle zoom lens or with a Sigma 150mm - 300mm telephoto zoom lens. The image was captured on Kodak Gold 200 film.