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.
SGT. JESSE P. STORY
Co. B, 37TH North Carolina Infantry
Born abt. 1833 --- August 01, 1863 at age 30
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