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Gettysburg sharpshooter photo.
California, United States
Joined: October 01, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 11:32 AM UTC
I was looking around the web the other day when I came across this artists James C. Groves web site. He has done a pretty exhaustive reexamination of the sharpshooter photo we have been told for years is fake. Well maybe not so much. His theory which is backed up by very careful exam of the series of photos taken by Gardner and eye witness accounts of the battle and an examination of the site itself. Is that the body was found in the den and moved down the hill rather then the reverse. I think this artist is really on to something. His report is pretty long but well worth a read if you are in to Civil War history. I think he may have even found his original rifle in the museum at the site. Cool stuff, if still a bit morbid.