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Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 19, 2014

Is it just me, or has the Copse been growing increasingly scraggly over the years? (Thanks to Garry Adelman, I now know that ‘copse of trees’ is not a proper term, as ‘copse’ actually means “small grove of trees" :-) ) I saw from photos that it already looked kind of rough in 2004, but on my first visits (early 1990s through early 2000s) the copse seemed so much “thicker.” On a side note, there are lots of interesting things visible on this photo: From left to right, the 106TH Pennsylvania monument, the High Water Mark memorial complete with artillery pieces, the Nicholas Codori farm, and the 69TH Pennsylvania monument.


Co. D, 37TH North Carolina Infantry

Born 1838 --- Died August 27, 1863

Pvt. Neal, who went by the name “Berry”, enlisted in August 1862. He was a brick mason by trade and was married to Barbara. Together they had Daniel (born 1858) and John A. (born 1860). Pvt. Neal died at a U.S. hospital in Chester, PA, while a prisoner of war.

(c) 2012-2014 Skies of Blue and Gray

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