There are quite a few markers scattered near Sunken Road, and General Richardson’s memorial was one I had never seen before. The inverted cannon tube signifies that this was the general area where Richardson received his fatal wound. In the background, the fields beyond the Sunken Road are a lot more peaceful than they were in September 1862. Thousands of boys in blue from Richardson’s Division came from this direction and were funneled into the slaughter pen that was “Bloody Lane” . . . Caldwell’s brigade, Brooke’s brigade, Meagher’s Irish brigade. The regiments that would later suffer at Gettysburg were no strangers to combat.
PVT. JOHN QUINCY CROXTON
Co. G, 2ND South Carolina Infantry
Born December 09, 1836 --- Died July 21, 1863 at age 26
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