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Friday, November 30, 2012

November 30, 2012

Upon reaching the top slope of Little Round Top, visitors usually gravitate toward the left, where Hazlett’s Battery, Colonel O’Rorke’s monument, and the beautiful “castle monument” to the 12th and 44th New York can be found. The path to the right is steeper, rockier, and less picturesque, but it has its charms, as can be seen here. The monument in the middle left of the photo is the 146th New York Infantry, and the statue-topped monument to the right belongs to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry. Barely visible in the distance, in the top left of the shot, is the white form of the Pennsylvania State Memorial, the largest state memorial on the Gettysburg battlefield.



157th New York Infantry

Born April 18, 1839 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 24

Though Lt. Col. Arrowsmith began his day in poor health, he decided to join his men on the field. This proved fatal.  A Confederate bullet found its mark and pierced his head, and this brave soldier succumbed a short time later. He was mourned in his hometown of Hamilton, New York and was buried at Fair View Cemetery in Middletown, New Jersey. A photograph of Lt. Col. Arrowsmith can be found here.

(c) 2012 Skies of Blue and Gray

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