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Day 3 - 3:15pm - Counterattack!!
Culps Hill - Cannon
For interest sake this is how the Confederates were stationed.
Grave of Fayette McCarty, Stoneriver Cemetery
From the Battle of Sacramento in Kentucky
Here is a map of Bloody Lane courtesy of National Parks Service, "Photography at Antietam - A Battlefield Tour".   The left side of the lane is exactly 82 degrees while the right side is about 115 degrees. You can even put a protractor on this chart to confirm it.  Therefore the point "E" which supposedly indicates where Gardner stood in this publication is incorrect.  Gardner's images must have been taken somewhere between what today is the curve in the road at Richardson's Avenue and the curve in bloody Lane.
Image of Bloody Lane from the same perspective as the previous image.  Image is c. 1880 ANB courtesy "Antietam - Then and Now ".
Panorama of the area where trench graves were dug.  Looking South.
Here is Gardner's original stereo pair.  It is possible to see a great deal more in 3D stereo than possible in a single flat image.  Of the two images above, the one that is normally printed is the right one.  But the left one shows the lane going downhill and to the right at the end of the image.  A point obscured by an emulsion defect on the right image.  Thus Gardner was near the top of the hill.  Secondly, in 3D one can see an significant depression in the earth going down about 6 to 8 feet directly behind the horse.  Also proof he was near the top of the hill. This can not be seen in a flat image.  With the Ward House construction and graves dug near by this area must have been completely filled in over the years.
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Photo by: Dan Weemhoff (dwhike) · See photo in original gallery.

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