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Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014


The 9TH Massachusetts Battery is represented at three different places on the Gettysburg battlefield: Wheatfield Road, the Abraham Trostle farm along United States Avenue at Cemetery Ridge, and Ziegler’s Grove near the Angle. The battery in this photo is located at Ziegler’s Grove. Both artillery pieces are 6-pounder guns representing 12-pounder Napoleons (see my post on September 01). The monument in the center of the guns dates from 1885. Want a reminder of how much better the 9TH Massachusetts Battery looks now than it did with the sprawling Cyclorama building behind it? Here’s a photo I found on waymarking.com, posted in 2011: {http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=4020c69b-582f-4aa5-aae0-14c33157f13d}. Which view do you prefer? :-)


Co. C, 43RD North Carolina Infantry

Born abt. 1825 --- July 10, 1863 at age 38

Pvt. Lamm, who enlisted in February 1862, was a farmer and a cooper by trade. His family consisted of wife Elizabeth and seven children, Ruffin (age 14 in 1863), John or Jonathan (age 13), Jacob (age 7), Martha (age 6), Jane (age 3), and Luranie (age 1). Another child, Sarah born in 1863, is sometimes listed. Pvt. Lamm received a mortal injury to the foot and died 8 days later.

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