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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014

Up until a few years ago, I had little idea what ‘Barksdale’s Charge’ was, so, since I’ve recently gotten more interested in the topic, I took some photos at and near that location. The first photo shows the route of the Mississippians’ charge, with the Joseph Sherfy barn at far left. (This barn is not the original). Somewhere in the distance is the Peach Orchard, either visible in this photo or hidden behind the farm buildings.

The second photo shows the white picket fence around the house (I’ve been told this is the Warfield house, though I’d had conflicting information), part of West Confederate Avenue, and, far in the distance, the Madison Light Artillery. The Longstreet Tower can also be seen at center. The white fence on the right side of the road, behind the two blue signs, borders Millerstown Road, which leads to Sach’s Covered Bridge.


Co. G, 4TH Texas Infantry

Born June 28, 1833 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 30

Cpt. Closs had been married twice by his 30TH year, possibly wedded to Adrianna by 1863. (Other records say his first wife’s name was Malinda). He had a daughter, Rebecca Kathryn called Kate, who was four at the time of the battle. Cpt. Closs enlisted in March 1862 and had attended the University of North Carolina.

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