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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February 19, 2014

Though I admit it can be eerie, I love visiting the Gettysburg battlefield on an overcast day (the rain can stay away, though …) You just can’t deny that there’s a heavy feeling of something --- grief, pain, valor, gallantry --- on any given day, but on a rainy day these feelings seem to be magnified. This particular photo shows South Confederate Avenue at the base of Big Round Top. Gen. Wells perches at the upper right of the photo, keeping his eternal vigil over the field where a failed cavalry charge took many lives.


Co. C, 136TH New York Infantry

Born March 12, 1837 --- Died July 04, 1863 at age 26

Pvt. Youells was mortally wounded during the third day’s battle and lingered until Independence Day. He’d been in the army only 11 months. Though he was originally buried at Cemetery Hill, he was later reinterred at Hamilton Cemetery in Decatur, Michigan.

(c) 2013-2014 Skies of Blue and Gray

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