In the account of Semmes' advance to the Alfred Poffenberger farmstead, Carmen writes that the advance was "brought to a halt, the right at a rocky knoll very near the Alfred Poffenberger barn ... the center and left of the brigade were under partial cover of the many projecting rock ledges."
The field this Sunday was in full light, perfect for some further camera studies of the Poffenberger farmstead. The set below shows the rock ledges where Semmes' brigade took cover as they engaged the 15th Massachusetts "130 to 190 yards in front."Above. This ledge is situated between the barn and the Locher Cabin and runs parallel to the 15th Mass. line about 130 yards beyond the center of this photo. The ledge, which is in shadow here, is about 3 feet tall.
Left. The same ledge looking from North to South.
Right. Looking south at another set of ledges, these are just to the northwest of the Locher Cabin.
Right. Looking north at a large outcropping about 30 yards northwest of the Locher Cabin.