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I think this view of the wounded soldier on the Mississippi Memorial captures the sadness and the harsh reality of war quite well. Considering that there aren’t very many Confederate memorials on the Gettysburg battlefield, the ones that are on the field were carefully chosen to evoke a sense of respect and remembrance for each one of that particular state’s fallen soldiers. Interestingly, this monument was dedicated fairly recently, in 1973. If you look carefully you can see part of the wounded color-bearer’s cherished flag beneath him.
Co. G, 149TH Pennsylvania Infantry
Born July 17, 1846 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 16
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