The second photo shows the base of the monument and the surrounding scenery. This was a very quiet and out-of-the-way stop and yet you couldn’t help but “feel” the importance of the battlefield even without an abundance of monuments and markers. I particularly like the large American flag that some caring visitor left for the Union boys. Both at Antietam and Gettysburg, I love seeing flags, flowers, wreaths, and the like. It’s a powerful reminder that we still consider the boys in blue and gray our extended family members and will keep their memories alive as long as we’re able.
PVT. GEORGE DABNEY TWEEDY
Co. C, 11TH Virginia Infantry
Born April 06, 1842 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 21
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