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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014

One of my “pet regiments” to study is the 26TH North Carolina Infantry, and they marched right past the Cashtown Inn just before the battle, as did countless other boys in gray. I’m not sure exactly how much time the Army of Northern Virginia spent in this area, but they must have taken note of the handsome brick building. Maybe they peered inside the windows or thought of better days, of times they’d relaxed in such an inn themselves. They probably lounged on the porch and hoped for food and drink.

It’s difficult to get pictures of the front of the building, considering Old Route 30/Lincoln Highway is very busy, but I hopefully managed to convey the age and impressiveness of the inn from the side. Take note of the Confederate flag at the left of the porch. There are two informational markers at the front entrance, as well as a marker in the parking lot where I was standing.


Co. C, 27TH Indiana Infantry

Born 1830 --- Died July 1863 at age 33

Pvt. Colvin was mortally wounded in the knee near Spangler’s Spring, leaving behind his wife Rebecca and five children, 9-year-old Andrew, 6-year-old George and Martha (twins), 4-year-old John, and Carius, who had been born in April 1863. Pvt. Colvin was a farmer and was buried at Gettysburg’s National Cemetery (his stone says “D. C. Calvin”).

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