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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April 02, 2014


Gen. Hancock never seems to leave his East Cemetery Hill post, does he? Neither does the soldier of the 4TH Ohio (at left; the monument base is more visible than the soldier himself) or the fellow who represents the 7TH West Virginia, off to the right of Gen. Hancock and just barely visible. Actually, since the base can’t be seen, he looks a little too real. So what else have we got? The pyramid-shaped crown of the 14TH Indiana is right next to the equestrian statue, while another monument is visible at bottom right, that of Battery L, 1ST New York Artillery. The artillery pieces are from that battery.

There are two more artillery batteries visible on this picture. The one to the left above the topmost stone wall is Battery B, 4TH U.S. Artillery, which was affiliated with the Iron Brigade, while the battery to the right of Gen. Hancock is Battery B, 1ST Pennsylvania Light Artillery. You’ll see a tall black “post” above the cannon to the right. That’s Gen. Howard’s headquarters marker. Just for fun, I included my own Photoshopped image that would show the view if the town of Gettysburg miraculously decided to move the water tower :-)


Co. F, 38TH Virginia Infantry

Born about 1838 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 25

Pvt. Guthrie’s military journey was punctuated by bouts of rheumatism for which he was hospitalized more than once. He rejoined his regiment in April 1863, and, sadly enough, was killed just three months later at Gettysburg. Little is known of his family and it appears he wasn’t married. He had five brothers, all of whom would have been of an age to join the army and probably did.

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