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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014

Ayres Avenue is one of those places I seldom remember to visit, but when I did, I’m always awed by the great photo ops of Little Round Top. In this photo I’m a happy camper because of four things: monuments in the foreground, monuments in the background, a great shot of “Sugar Loaf Mountain” as it was called at the time of the battle, and a smattering of fall colors. The left-hand marker in the foreground details the actions of the 1ST Brigade, 2ND Division, 5TH Corps. The larger marker at right represents the 6TH United States Regular Army infantry. Part of Ayres Avenue can be seen at bottom.

The first visible monument on Little Round Top is the 91ST Pennsylvania Infantry. If you look very closely, you can see “black dots” to the left of it . . . those are informational markers. Autumn trees guard the path to the small 140TH New York Infantry monument (to the right of the right-hand tree). You can just barely see the side of the 12TH and 44TH New York “castle” monument at far right.


Co. B, 49TH Georgia Infantry

Born about 1839 --- Died July 17, 1863 at age 24

Sgt. Jones’ baby daughter Mollie was only two months old when he enlisted in the Confederate Army, and though she would have no memory of him, he undoubtedly thought of her often during the Gettysburg campaign. He also carried the memory of his brother William, who had died just six months earlier in Virginia. Sgt. Jones was mortally wounded on the 2ND of July and passed away from his wounds fifteen days later.

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