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Friday, December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014

This photo was taken from Gen. Lee’s headquarters, showing (from left to right) one of the artillery pieces perched near the house; the back of the entrance sign; Route 30 / Chambersburg Pike, Reynolds’ Woods in the distance, and the McPherson barn at far right. Also visible is the cannon barrel marking the headquarters location.

Hopefully overlooking the blurriness, if you click for a larger view and scan Reynolds Avenue (running from left to right in the center of the photo) you can perhaps make out the string of monuments and markers: The 142ND Pennsylvania, Gen. Doubleday’s portrait statue, the 8TH New York Cavalry, a headquarters marker for the 3RD Division of the 1ST Federal corps, Battery L, 1ST New York Artillery, two Cavalry Corps markers, the cannon marking Gen. Doubleday’s headquarters, the 8TH Illinois Cavalry, and a marker for the 1ST Army Corps. You can also see the 150TH Pennsylvania in the distance, located along Stone-Meredith Avenue near the barn.


Co. C, 22ND Massachusetts Infantry

Born November 20, 1820 --- Died July 02, 1863

Cpl. Newcomb, a Bostonian and a piano polisher by trade, was married to Salome. With his first wife Margaret, who died in 1858, he had two children, Mary F. (born 1849) and Hattie G. (born 1857). He also mourned the loss of three children, Mary Jane (born 1842 and died 1843), Margaret L. (born and died 1848), and Charles S. (born and died 1855). Cpl. Newcomb received two wounds at Gettysburg, one in the abdomen and one in the leg. He is buried at Gettysburg’s National Cemetery. His marker erroneously lists his name as “J. B. Nincent.”

(c) 2012-2014 Skies of Blue and Gray

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