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Monday, June 9, 2014

June 09, 2014

There’s nothing quite like McMillan Woods and West Confederate Avenue in springtime. Not only was I treated to an array of colors, but there’s so much to see in this shot. At first glance it doesn’t appear to be much; a road, some cannon, and lots of trees. As usual, there’s more than meets the eye. To the left, Little and Big Round Top loom over the storied fields. Two artillery batteries are present on the left side of the road, Wingfield’s Battery (near the path that leads to the North Carolina State Memorial) and the Charlotte Artillery (Graham’s Battery). To the right is the meadow facing the Emanuel Pitzer farm.


Co. E, 107TH Ohio Infantry

Died July 18, 1863

Attesting to the alarming high chance of infection Civil War soldiers faced even if the wound was not considered dangerous, Sgt. Taifel died after being shot in the hand on July 2ND. His place of death was Philadelphia’s Satterlee Hospital.

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