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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January 15, 2014

Some of the things I find most interesting about Gettysburg don’t even date back to the battle: the presentation of monuments scattered in every conceivable place. This particular feathered fellow belongs to the 28TH Massachusetts Infantry along Sickles Avenue at the “Loop.” The 28TH was part of the legendary Irish Brigade and shared in the glory --- and tragedy --- of the second day’s battle. The monument was dedicated in 1885 and is showing signs of wear, but something drew me to this particular bird during my last visit. His expression is one of grim determination.



Co. D, 55TH North Carolina Infantry

Born 1830 --- Died July 28 or 30, 1863 at age 33

Pvt. Aderholdt marched away a married man, leaving behind his wife Jane to join the many North Carolina troops that fought at Gettysburg. He lingered a few weeks and died before August had  arrived, later being buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh. Other surname spellings include Anderholte, Adehoer, and Aderholt. 

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