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Friday, September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014

One of my favorite views on the entire battlefield is the view of East Cemetery Hill from Stevens’ Knoll / McKnight’s Hill, coming down off Culp’s. The gently swelling slopes give rise to quite a few photo opportunities. Here, I stopped at the East Cemetery Hill informational marker at Stevens’ Knoll to get a feel for the action on the night of July 2ND. You can see quite a few monuments and landmarks in the distance . . . for instance, the 33RD Massachusetts’ “tent-shaped” memorial can be seen along Slocum Avenue at center far left.

The Evergreen Cemetery gatehouse dominates the upper left, while the tall monument shaft with its portrait statue honoring the 4TH Ohio can be seen directly to the right. That little rectangular “dot” between the gatehouse and the 4TH Ohio is a small monument, Battery E & L, 1ST New York Light Artillery. Just beside the clump of four trees is the base for Gen. Oliver Howard’s equestrian statue.


Co. B, 37TH North Carolina Infantry

Born abt. 1833 --- August 01, 1863 at age 30

Sgt. Story’s surname is also spelled “Storie.” He enlisted in September 1861, husband of Louisa and father of two small children, Leander (born 1858), and Thomas (1860). A daughter, Martha, would be born in 1862. Sgt. Story was wounded on the third day of battle; he was one of the “lucky ones”, cared for by his own comrades and taken back to Virginia instead of being captured and sent to one of several prison camps. Still, he died of his wounds and was buried at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, VA.

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