Many Gettysburg-lovers will easily recognize the 11TH Pennsylvania Infantry monument along Doubleday Avenue at Oak Ridge. Mascot “Sallie” is by far the most popular of the battlefield dogs depicted on regimental monuments, and on this photo you can see a dog biscuit lying next to her. I particularly like this shot. Besides the brilliant blue sky, there’s a nice contrast between monument, modern road, and old stone wall.
The second photo shows the Union battle line at Oak Ridge. The 11TH Pennsylvania can be identified by the soldier statue and by the tiny bronze speck that is Sallie. And of course the third photo is the sort that has been snapped many times by Sallie-lovers. What I find most interesting is that the biscuit seems to be partially-eaten. Hmmmmm . . .
CPL. JOHN MERRIAM
Co. D, 19TH Maine Infantry
Born October 11, 1829 --- Died August 25, 1863 at age 33
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