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Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013

Even the most intrepid battlefield hikers may pause before considering a trek to the summit of Big Round Top, which, unlike its benign, smaller cousin, is quite a haul. If you do choose to visit, there are a few interesting monuments and some stone walls (possibly original) worth checking out, though I haven’t been able to find out if these are original walls or if any walls existed here during the time of the battle.

The scene above shows part of a stone wall and two monuments on the crest. The large white monument at left honors the 34TH Pennsylvania Infantry (also known as the 5TH Pennsylvania Reserves), while the pink granite monument (tiered, at right) represents the 41ST Pennsylvania Infantry or 12TH Pennsylvania Reserves. There are three other monuments at the summit (two for Pennsylvania and one for Maine) and two on the lower slope (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Reserves) as well.


Co. G, 42ND Mississippi Infantry

Born 1843 --- Died August 08 (or 18), 1863 at age 20

After being wounded during the battle of Gettysburg, Pvt. Anderson was moved to Camp Letterman north of town by reason of a fracture to the right femur. He didn’t survive long and was later buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. Unfortunately, this is nearly all I can discover about him.

(c) 2013 Skies of Blue and Gray

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