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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August 06, 2014

The path leading from the Virginia Memorial toward the site of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge is a very nice one, rife with photo opportunities. This particular pic was taken at the end of the path. Note the “trail” through the field (though not one I’d take, considering it’s high tick season and I don’t fancy the little bloodsuckers making a meal out of me). From left to right in the distance along Cemetery Ridge you can see: (1) Gen. Meade’s equestrian statue, (2) various monuments and markers; (2) a quite pitiful-looking Copse/High Water Mark; (3) the “Tammany Regiment” New York monument, (4) the U.S. Regulars monument, and (5) the beautiful Nicholas Codori barn (which, sadly, doesn’t date from the time of the battle).


Co. G, 8TH Virginia Infantry

Born March 15, 1842 --- Died July 02/03, 1863 at age 21

Sgt. Money, who went by the name Frank, received one of the worst fates possible at Gettysburg: instead of a minie ball, it was a cannonball that ploughed into his leg and left a mortal wound. He was later buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. There were no parents to mourn him . . . his mother had died in 1843 when Sgt. Money was a baby, and his father had passed on in January 1863.

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