If you catch Gettysburg’s portrait statues in a certain light, they seem almost real, bronze representations of soldiers standing at attention for all eternity. This fellow from Smith’s 4TH New York Independent Battery, seen from Devil’s Den, is one of those eerie guardians. You may remember that eight years ago, this monument was vandalized, but thankfully it has been restored to its former glory.
PVT. WILLIAM L. PURBECK
5TH Massachusetts Light Artillery
Born 1847 --- July 02/03, 1863 at age 16
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