There are other points of interest very near the Virginia State Memorial also. To the left of the monument (if coming down Confederate Avenue) you’ll see the artillery of Ward’s Battery, the Madison Light Artillery. The cannons of Poague’s Battalion keep eternal vigil just across the road. The view from the monument is stunning, as the Virginian view of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge can be seen in its entirety. There is a path that runs parallel to the field and stops abruptly past the wooded area known as the “Point of Woods”, but even that relatively short walk should yield some iconic photos of these bloody fields.
Co. D, 6th Alabama Infantry
Born March 25, 1843 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 20
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