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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014

The Castle in Detail

The 12TH/44TH New York castle at Little Round Top is one of my favorite monuments / tourist stops, but it was only recently that I really took notice of its architectural details and unique features. For example, the photo above showcases a good bit of the monument’s appeal. The large plaque at left tells the story of the 44TH, while the New York state seal can be seen over the doorway (this is the side of the monument that faces the Valley of Death and Devil’s Den beyond. Take note of the scrollwork columns.

The second photo brings castles of Europe to mind. I’m really surprised I didn’t see any kids’ heads peeking up from the observation deck, as it’s very rare to have this place to myself. Photo number three talks about the 12TH New York Infantry and its contribution at Gettysburg. In the distance (far right center) you can see the 91ST Pennsylvania monument as well as the marker for Hazlett’s Battery D, 5TH U.S. Artillery.


Co. H, 157TH New York Infantry

Born June 07, 1837 --- Died July 25, 1863 at age 26

Cpt. Adams entered the service in August 1862. He was married to Arville (possibly Arvilla), and a son, George, was born in May 1863. Sadly, the little boy outlived his father by less than two years, dying in March 1865. Cpt. Adams was wounded on the first day of battle and died of his wounds just over three weeks later. He was buried at Glenwood Cemetery in Homer, New York. A photo can be found here.

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