Gettysburg Battlefield: Spangler Meadow

Spangler's Meadow. Area at the base of Culp's Hill that was the scene of an ill-fated charge by the 2nd Massachusetts and the 27th Indiana. When orders for an all-out attack came, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Mudge of the 2nd Massachusetts said, 'Boys, it is murder. But these are our orders.' When the two northern regiments charged, they were hit from three sides by heavy fire. Among those killed was Lt. Col. Mudge. Spangler's Spring, a source of water for troops of both sides, sits at the top left.

Panorama by Jim Gindlesperger