|Starting the walk|
|View toward the 81st Pennsylvania Infantry monument|
For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to walk in Gettysburg’s famous Wheatfield, but I have a (very rational) fear of blood-sucking little pests commonly known as deer ticks. Until recently I hadn’t noticed there was a wide path cut through the center of the field with the purpose of allowing folks to visit without being swarmed by disease-carriers. So, during my last visit in November, I could finally say I walked in that iconic field.
|Winslow's Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery|
Along with being ecstatic that I’d completed one of my Gettysburg goals, I was extra happy to find that there were . . . cannons! I could take photos of Civil War artillery all day. It’s sort of an unhealthy obsession :-) I should add that it was a perfect day to ponder the carnage that took place here, as it was cold, breezy, overcast, and sort of lonely. No one else around until we left. You could definitely feel the “ghosts” of the past.
PVT. THEODORE (some say THOMAS) GEOGHEGAN
Co. D, 19TH Mississippi Infantry
Born July 10, 1844 --- Died August 18, 1863 at age 19
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