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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November 05, 2014

Gettysburg’s striking equestrian statue featuring General George Gordon Meade and his beloved “Old Baldy” has kept watch over the site of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge since 1895. Over $37,000 was shelled out for this monument, quite a sum at the time. The first photo shows an overview. Peter Frey's barn, post-battle, can be seen at bottom right. The second photo shows a close-up of Gen. Meade and his faithful companion. Note the many careful details . . . the general’s binoculars and the spurs on his boots, Old Baldy’s tousled tail. Against a dark October sky, this was quite the impressive sight.


Co. G, 120TH New York Infantry

Born 1843 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 20
Pvt.Teetsell enlisted in August 1862 and was a farm laborer. He was later laid to rest at Gettysburg’s National Cemetery, though as an unknown. Unfortunately, little information is available regarding his life story.

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