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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013

This photo of the Daniel Klingel farm was taken a few years back, but apart from a recent paint job, little has changed. The farm and barn are the main focal point of the photo. To the right, the 120TH New York Infantry’s tall monument sits alongside Sickles Avenue. If you click to enlarge the photo, you can just barely see a brown horse standing in front of the white outbuilding. There are three other markers and monuments in this photo as well. The marker detailing the activities of Battery K, 4TH U.S. Artillery can be seen at far center left, between the two tall wooden fence-posts in the foreground.

A more noticeable monument can be seen on the other side of the white picket fence, just to the right of the tall fence-posts. This is the impressive 11TH New Jersey Infantry monument. To the right of the “grooved” monument to the 120TH New York, underneath the larger tree, is the 16TH Massachusetts Infantry. I was having trouble identifying the white monument to the right of the New York monument until I realized it was a car :-) Emmitsburg Road runs to the left of the photo.

Co. E, 108TH New York Infantry

Born about 1843 --- Died July 1863 at age 20

Pvt. Le Clear enlisted at the age of nineteen on the 22ND of July 1862. He would be dead less than a year later. His Find-A-Grave page states that he was “shot in the eye by a sharpshooter”, and he was later buried at Gettysburg’s Evergreen Cemetery. A memorial stone stands in Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, New York. 

(c) 2013 Skies of Blue and Gray

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