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Monday, February 17, 2014

February 17, 2014

Depending on the sort of traffic experience you have, you might hate or love the town of Gettysburg (and that love-hate relationship may change on a daily basis :-)) As for me, though getting around can be tricky, the small-town charm more than makes up for any troubles I may encounter. The first photo shows the David Wills house in its newer, red-brick form (remember when the house was gray? It doesn’t seem that long ago . . .)

The second photo is of the Gettysburg Hotel, which traces its origins back to the late 1790s. The third, random photo shows a few structures that help make Gettysburg the quaint place it is. These views would definitely be a lot better without the “horseless carriages”, but there’s not much chance that you’ll ever visit Gettysburg on a day when there are no parked cars . . . so I just use my imagination!


Co. D, 12TH Alabama Infantry

Born March 15, 1829 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 34

Cpt. Davis’ death at Gettysburg left behind a wife, Nancy, a 7-year-old son, Charles, and a 5-year-old son, Joseph. Unfortunately, there isn’t much information regarding his life other than his parents’, wife’s, and children’s names and that he was born in Georgia. Per the 1860 census, he was a farmer living in Coffee, Alabama. 

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