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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

Culp’s Hill is one of those battlefield locales I only “got into” recently, but once I did, it seemed there were countless new places to discover. This photo was taken across from the 1ST Maryland Battalion CSA and shows the route that the Marylanders probably took as they surged toward Pardee Field on the morning of July 2ND. Most notable is the 29TH Pennsylvania monument at center left.

If you click for a larger photo you can just make out the stone wall bordering Pardee Field in the distance. The inset at bottom right shows a zoom of the wall (as well as a boulder shaped like a turtle shell). As with any other photo featuring Gettysburg boulders, it amazes me to think that these are the same rocks the soldiers saw and perhaps utilized as hiding places and sniping platforms. Fascinating stuff.


Co. D, 18TH Virginia Infantry

Born July 4, 1843 --- Died July 03, 1863

Sgt. Glenn never got to mark his twentieth birthday, dying just one day before that date. He had enlisted in April 1861 and was a farmer in civilians life, but a rendezvous with fate at the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge made it impossible for him to return to that vocation. His roster notes that Sgt. Glenn was honored for “distinguished service.”

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