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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December 10, 2014


These two beauts represent the Madison Light Artillery (Moody’s Battery) near the Mississippi State Memorial, and they were some of the most intriguing I visited during my past few trips. Dating from the late 1850s, these Howitzers were forged in Austria. These are many interesting details in those photos . . . starting with photo #1, we can see the white picket fence bordering Millerstown Road. The road running from the top to the bottom of the photo is West Confederate Avenue. It’s quite obvious that the marker between the cannon has been recently repainted.

On photo #2 you can see: The Louisiana State Memorial, the Mississippi State Memorial, and part of the route of Barksdale’s Charge on the afternoon of July 2, 1863. You can see what kind of a dreary, foggy day it was :-) (a typical Gettysburg day for us!) I love “artsy” artillery shots that not only show the pieces but also the area around them, showcasing the sort of terrain artillery would have had to deal with during operation.


Co. K, 22ND Georgia Infantry

Born April 30, 1825 --- Died July 18, 1863

Cpt. Callaway had great responsibility not only in the army but also at home, as the father of a two-year-old daughter named Anna and husband of newly-widowed Margaret. Mortally wounded at Gettysburg, he lingered over two weeks and then died of his wounds.

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