Every time I have the privilege of visiting Gettysburg, I always look for different shots, different angles. This time I was lucky enough to be parked at the guide station near the McPherson barn where I took this photo of two Union army greats: Gen. Buford at left and Gen. Reynolds at right. John Buford’s statue dates from 1892, while the larger statue dedicated to John Fulton Reynolds was unveiled in 1899.
Also visible: The artillery pieces from Hall’s Maine Battery, the battery’s monument, and a flank marker at far right. (Also at far right, it appears that part of the stone bridge over the Railroad Cut and the monument to the 14TH Brooklyn can be seen). One of the cannon tubes at the base of Gen. Buford’s statue was supposedly a witness to the battle. Of course, Chambersburg Pike / Route 30 looks very different today than it did in 1863, but this is the same road thousands of men marched upon, many of whom would never march out again.
PVT. JOHN DONE
Co. C, 47TH North Carolina Infantry
Died November 22, 1863
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