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Gettysburg National Military Park

Spangler's Spring

Spangler's Spring

Image 1: Spangler's Spring. This is a picture of Spangler's Spring, a spring that soldiers of both armies used to take water during the conflict for Culp's Hill. Stories tell of the wounded of both sides taking water from the spring, and the water running red with their blood. The natural spring has been replaced with this stone and marble enclosure. At the time of this picture, work was being done on the spring.

Indiana State Monument

Image 2: Indiana State Monument. This monument to the Indianans fighting at Gettysburg is located near Spangler's Spring. On the morning of July 3, 1863, Maj. Gen. Slocum ordered Colonel Silas Colgrove, 27th Indiana commander now commanding the 3rd brigade, to send two regiments across the clearing of Spangler's Spring and attack the Confederate left flank. The 2nd Massachusetts and the 27th Indiana made the attack in the area near this monument. They took heavy fire with about half the men of the two regiments killed or wounded.

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 images were captured on Kodak Gold 200 film.