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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

This photo, taken from Emmitsburg Road near the Peach Orchard, shows Gettysburg’s mixture of historicity and natural beauty. I noticed a few things right off the bat: At the center left of the photo, below the mountain line, there’s a white barn that I think is probably the George Weikert barn. At center right beside the rightmost tree is the Abraham Trostle barn at a rarely-seen angle. Big and Little Round Top can be seen in the distance. There’s a story about that one lone tree that sticks up on the side of Big Round Top away from all the others. Every time we visit Gettysburg and first see the hill from Confederate Avenue, I always look to see if that one tenacious tree is still there :-)


Co. D, 5TH Florida Infantry

Born November 20, 1832 --- Died July 3 or 24, 1863 at age 30

Lt. Devane enlisted in April 1862, bidding farewell to wife Eliza and their two children, Flora, aged four, and Mary, aged two. The girls would lose their father a little more than a year later. Lt. Devane was wounded at Gettysburg and sent to a hospital in Winchester, Virginia, where he died. He was described as being 5 feet 5 inches, with dark hair and blue eyes, and had been a farmer in Camp Leon, Florida.

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