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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 02, 2014

View from the castle

**I absentmindedly forgot a "shout-out" (so to speak) to those who died during July 1-2-3, 1863, but in all honestly those boys in blue and gray have been always on my mind! Please join me in remembering the Gettysburg dead during the 151st commemoration of the battle and always**


Imagine how the battle for Little Round Top might have been altered if the participants had had the use of the 12TH/44TH New York “castle” monument! The view is incredible, even if the stairs are far too steep for sandaled feet. Another nice thing was that we were alone on our tour of this hallowed ground. Here are some photos I recently took from the top.

The monument at far right is the 140TH New York, and the path of their charge can be seen at center and left. Note the “Curious Rocks” at far right. Down over the slope at center left is the Michigan Sharpshooters monument. Photo #2 is one of my favorites from this trip, the reason being that I’d never had a good picture of the Little Round Top breastworks before. These works were constructed after the battle on July 2ND. Of interest is the narrow path at center right, and a flank marker to the left of that path.


Co. K, 6TH Wisconsin Infantry

Born 1842 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 21

Sgt. Tarbox, who enlisted in June 1861 and was wounded at Antietam in September 1862, found himself assaulting the Railroad Cut during the bloody Gettysburg fight. It was here that he received his mortal wound. Sgt. Tarbox was later interred as an unknown, at Gettysburg’s “Soldiers’ National Cemetery.”

(c) 2012-2014 Skies of Blue and Gray

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