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Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

The area just beside the Virginia State Memorial is known as the “Point of Woods.” The inviting path shown on this photo leads partway down through the fields of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge, giving a better and more interesting perspective. The marker at right is titled “Pickett’s Charge” and explains what happened here. The domed, figure-topped monument seen between the two farthest-reaching branches is the Pennsylvania State Memorial along Cemetery Ridge, while the large red barn is the iconic Nicholas Codori barn. The Codori farmhouse can just barely be seen to the left. The tall monument further left is probably the 1ST Minnesota Infantry.


Co. A, 82ND Ohio Infantry

Born July 15, 1831 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 31

Lt. McGreary suffered a horrific injury on the 02ND of July and was instantly killed. Interestingly, Find A Grave says his family asked that he be buried with his sword. He was later re-interred at Gettysburg National Cemetery and his grave is marked “2. Lieut. George McCary." A photo can be found here.

(c) 2013 Skies of Blue and Gray

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