South Carolinia Confederates from Kershaw’s Brigade approach the Rose Farm at the Battle of Gettysburg in this photo of an outstanding privately-owned Civil War diorama. Click on the photos to enlarge them.
Fellow www.militaryhistoryon-line.com message board poster Dennis Morris may have the very best Civil War diorama I have ever heard of. He sent me a few photographs with permission to reproduce them in my upcoming Brother Against Brother ACW scenario book, Brothers Divided.
Here are a few more photos – note the detail and quality of this layout! Huzzah Dennis, huzzah! Watch for the new scenario book to see photographs of several ACW layouts from the masters. And, if you have a Civil War diorama you have made, please inform me and I will consider adding yours!
The attack of Law’s Division against the Union defenses on Devil’s Den during the Battle of Gettysburg. Another fine example of Dennis Morris’s modeling skills. Note the Union reinforcements that have formed in Plum Run Valley (the “Valley of Death”). In the foreground are some of the Alabama troops in the “Slaughter Pen” area at the foot of Big Round Top.
Union skirmishers along the Wheatfield Road / Rose Farm defensive line await Kershaw’s advance while Federal artillery tears holes into the oncoming South Carolinians.
Another view of the Rose Farm action from the miniature helicopter hovering high overhead… the National Park Service has recently replanted the old Rose orchard (seen here in miniature at the top left of the photo) as a part of their Gettysburg battlefield rehabilitation plan.