Gettysburg Battlefield Spanglers Spring and A.L Coble Rock
By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Gettysburg Battlefield Spangler Springs and A.L Coble RockThis area of the Gettysburg National Military Park was one of the most strategic on the Gettysburg Battlefield. This area on the south slope of Culps Hill was occupied by both Union and Confederate troops during the 3 day Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3, 1863. The spring which is this area is named for was used for many years for watering horses and thirsty men for many years prior to the famous battle. The area saw heavy fighting mostly between the Union Twelfth Corps under General Greene, and the 2nd Maryland, Tenth Virginia, and North Carolina regiments. Legend has it that during the fighting truces were set to allow the thirsty soldiers to get water from spring as it's position during the fighting was in "no mans land" between ...