Taken using an IR filter, which enhances
clarity and depth, a possible "shadow"
apparition is seen near Willoughby Run late
on a spring afternoon (April 7, 2007).  
Approximately the same time this image was
captured, a response to my question "Is there
any one here from the 26th NC?" was recorded.
(Click here to listen to EVP)

I've had considerable success of late recording
voices in this area, which is seldom visited and
almost always quiet. As the 26th NC gallantly
moved up the sloping ridge across Willoughby
Run and thru Herbst's Woods, their clash with
the 24th MI of the Iron Brigade produced some
of the bloodiest fighting of the battle - and the
entire war.   
(The 26th NC & the 24th MI had
the highest number of casualties at the regimental
level for their respective armies during the battle)
- Some recent findings, including EVP & IR photography, will be posted on this page as
time allows.
The charge of the 1st MN on July 2, 1863 was as critical to maintaining the integrity of the Federal line in its center as
the actions of the 20th Maine in defending its left flank on Little Round Top.  As many 3rd Corps units were retreating
from their advanced postions due to the CSA attack later in the afternoon, 2nd Corps commander Gen. Hancock sent
forth this single regiment of less than 300 men (they were the only Union troops close enough to deliver an immediate
response) to face an entire brigade (Wilcox) of Confederates.  Suffering 63% casualties, they were able to prevent the line
from being breached until re-enforcments arrived.  It was one of the most valiant efforts of the war.  

The IR view above shows the area they charged to in Plum Run Valley.  It is sadly ironic that when charging the enemy,
the first 3 companies of the regiment were aligned beginning on the left in this order:  Company D, then I and next in
line... E.

The location where the heaviest fighting ensued is unmarked and in the fields several hundered yards from Hancock Ave.
where the 1st MN momument marks the approx. spot they began the charge.  It is very quiet and secluded, and thus
affords a good opportunity for research.  I've recently recorded numerous EVPs - many reactions to a "roll call" of 1st MN
men who were killed outright during their brave assault.  Amongst these are evident acknowledgements for the names
Charles Baker and Issac Fuller,  and a voice that says "come back", followed by a shot. Also recorded here was something
I've never encountered during years of research here:  something that seems like
the sound of marching/singing. This is
very unique and I would appreciate any comments from others who may have recorded andthing similar at Gettysburg or
other battlefields. - JDW  
(Click on red text to hear EVP)
Taken in the remains of  the Bliss Farm 6/28/08,
looking toward the Brian Farm on Cemetery Ridge.
After some intense fighting between Union 2nd
Corps units and Posey's Brigade of A P Hill's Corps
on July 2nd, this natural sniper's nest between the
lines was finally burned.  The recorder placed atop
this 12 NJ flank marker recorded a voice which
seems to say "goodnight" in the late afternoon.
(Click here to listen) This is another seldom
visited, very quiet spot that is ideal for EVP work.