Despite the turmoil that surrounded Rohrbach’s Bridge in September of 1862, I’ve always enjoyed peace there. This summer photo brings to life that tranquil scene . . . save for the monuments, everything in this photo except the cluster of monuments is original (unless the stone wall has been rebuilt). At center left is a piece of Federal artillery that either wasn’t there or I didn’t notice when I visited last year. (You'll see to click for the larger photo to see it).
The 21ST Massachusetts bullet monument can be seen just to the left of the Burnside Bridge witness tree (which is still going strong after 150 years!), while the cannonballs atop the 35TH Massachusetts Infantry are to the right of the tree. Off toward center right is the drum of the 51ST Pennsylvania.
PVT. THOMAS C. GATHINGS
Co. K, 26TH North Carolina Infantry
Born 1832 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 31
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