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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October 09, 2013

 In the same vein as taking close-up photos of the Gettysburg monuments, the 6TH New York Cavalry and 9TH New York Cavalry along Buford Avenue have some beautiful bronze reliefs. The first photo shows the 6TH New York, one of my favorite monuments since I first came to Gettysburg. The relief is named “General Fitzhugh’s Charge.” The only problem with the choice of that scenario is that it didn’t happen on this battlefield! The monument dates from 1889.


The 9TH New York, featuring a cavalryman on horseback, is another favorite. The details are stunning, and with the wide open field as a backdrop, this monument is definitely photogenic. It dates from 1888. Note Iverson’s Pits (right background) and part of Oak Hill (left background) in the distance.

Co. D, 22ND Georgia Infantry

Born 1833 --- Died July 22, 1863, at age 30

When Pvt. Lewis succumbed to his injuries twenty days after being wounded during the second day’s battle, he left behind a wife, Annie, and a five-year-old daughter, Mary. He was later buried at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah.

(c) 2013 Skies of Blue and Gray

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