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Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

**Due to travel plans I won’t post again until Monday, June 30**

Today I have a few random views of Cemetery Ridge. The first one was taken near the Pennsylvania Memorial restrooms, showing quite a few cannon and some smaller-scale monuments. On the left side of Hancock Avenue, the New York Auxiliary monument, the 4TH Pennsylvania Cavalry, and a Second Corps marker can be seen. On the right side we see the 3RD PA Heavy Artillery, the 15TH NY Battery, the 148TH Pennsylvania monument, the 5TH MA Battery, Battery B, 1st PA Artillery, and the 90TH Pennsylvania monument. Also, Little and Big Round Top loom in the right background.

On the second photo, taken from Pleasanton Avenue, there’s more ground and less monumentation. We can, however, see the 1ST Minnesota monument to the left of the restroom building, and Big and Little Round Top at center left. Save for the monument and building, this is much how Cemetery Ridge would have looked in 1863.


Co. C, 123RD New York Infantry

Born December 05, 1829 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 33

When Pvt. Huntington was shot down at Culp’s Hill, his last thoughts were undoubtedly of his wife Luna and their children, John aged eleven, Joseph aged eight, and Cora aged six. He had enlisted in August 1862 and now, less than a year later, he’d given his life for his country. He was first laid to rest at the Henry Spangler farm but was later reinterred at Gettysburg’s National Cemetery.

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