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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 27, 2013

On a recent trip to Gettysburg I took this random sweeping photo of the area of Culp’s Hill known as the “saddle” and was intrigued by the thought of identifying all of the monuments in the photo. (Click for larger view). The divisional marker at far left represents the Second Division of the Twelfth Corps, commanded by Brig. Gen. John W. Geary. The monument with the statue in center left is the 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry (Birney’s Zouaves). The 67th New York Infantry is barely visible to the right (between two trees).

The “pink” monument in center belongs to the 7th Ohio Infantry. The tall monument just past that is the 137th New York Infantry. The monument with “ridged” sides is that of the 29th Ohio Infantry. Directly to the right is the 122nd New York Infantry. The last monument visible to the right belongs to the 149th New York Infantry. The boulder plaque in the foreground represents the 84th New York Infantry.  


Co. E, 111th New York Infantry

Died July 03, 1863 at age 34

Pvt. Brown’s prewar residence was probably Arcadia, New York, and he enlisted at this location on June 8, 1862. He was felled by a mortal wound to the lungs and his exact date of death is debated. Pvt. Brown is buried at Gettysburg National Cemetery, though anyone who might look for his grave won’t find it in the New York section. He was mistakenly identified as a soldier from New Hampshire and was buried accordingly.

(c) 2013 Skies of Blue and Gray

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