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Monday, February 18, 2013

February 18, 2013

The Jacob Hummelbaugh farm is one of Gettysburg’s many battlefield gems that is a bit off the beaten path. Located along Pleasonton Avenue near the Pennsylvania State Memorial, this little white farmhouse with its charming picket fence dates from the 1840s and was fairly new when blue and gray clashed on these fields. This house was the last thing Gen. William Barksdale ever saw; he died on these grounds. The Hummelbaugh farm was deemed useful by both armies and functioned as both a headquarters and a hospital.  



Co. B, 20th Indiana Infantry

Died July 02, 1863

Pvt. Richmond’s prewar residence was likely Lake County, Indiana. He must have had a strong sense of duty, as, when his first term of service ended, he immediately reentered the army in the 20th Indiana Infantry. He was killed in the vicinity of the George Rose farm and was later buried there, receiving the same sad resting place as many unfortunate soldiers who died in the second day’s fighting. Pvt. Richmond’s current burial place can be found at Gettysburg National Cemetery. There is also a memorial stone for him in Lowell, Indiana.

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