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Friday, October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014

**I'll be away for a few days beginning Monday the 13th. My next post will be Friday the 17th**

There are many artillery pieces located along Confederate Avenue. Some are easier to photograph than others due to parking spaces, and this photo of Patterson’s Battery was taken from the small road that passes in around Gen. Longstreet’s equestrian statue. Take note of the natural landscape and lack of modern ingenuity; just the way a battlefield should be. The only modern things seen here are the information plaque, a One Way sign, and a stretch of well-paved Confederate Avenue.

The second photo shows the informational plaque for Patterson’s Battery, which tells the story of this particular unit. The natural scenery in the background helps elevate this picture from commonplace to interesting.


Co. I, 38TH North Carolina Infantry

Died July 01, 1863 at age 22

Pvt. Cogdell enlisted in November 1861, taking what he believed was a temporary leave from his life as a farmer. He left behind a wife and a little daughter named Eliza. Pvt. Cogdell stood at six feet tall, likely a promising target for the boys in blue, and was killed at Gettysburg on the first day of battle. He is thought to have been buried at Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery as an unknown.

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