Today’s photos feature Bachman’s Battery, the “German Artillery”, near the Bushman farm along South Confederate Avenue. On the first photo, Big Round Top slopes gracefully at the left. The second photo not only shows the Bushman barn but also part of the Slyder farm, at far right
Turns out I’m not very observant. I’ve been visiting Gettysburg since early childhood, but I’d completely forgotten this particular artillery battery, nestled at the edge of the woods where you can find a little picnic area along Warfield Ridge. So, though we were heading out to Antietam and had a busy morning planned, I had to stop and check these bad boys out.
1ST LT. WILLIAM H. WINCHESTER
Co. I, 13TH North Carolina Infantry
Born c. 1840 --- Died August 01, 1863 at age 23
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