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Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Walcott’s 3RD Massachusetts Battery is located along Wheatfield Road at the John Weickert farm. The monument itself dates from 1885 and is flanked by two Model 1857 12-pounder Napoleons. In the distance is the 93RD Pennsylvania Infantry, and part of a granite marker can seen behind the right-hand cannon (left wheel), which is probably the Third Brigade, Sixth Corps marker. To the left of the 93RD PA there seems to be a small “block” which doesn’t appear to be a boulder (though there are some boulders near it). This may be a flank marker, but I couldn’t identify it. My favorite feature of the photo is the old stone wall at front. If stones could talk . . .


Co. K, 45TH North Carolina Infantry

Died July 01, 1863

Pvt. Sell was either age 36 or 39 depending on which birth-date is correct. At the time of the battle he was married to Rachel and they had five children, Joshua (age 12), Malinda (age 10), Elisha (age 8), Elizabeth (age 5), and Ethea (age 2). Pvt. Sell was later buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.

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