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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015

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This photo was taken from the observation deck at the Oak Ridge tower last summer. The green fields of what is now known as the 11TH Corps Line just outside the town of Gettysburg would have looked much the same in 1863, though various features seen here --- the monuments, the newer fence around the Alms House Cemetery, and the flag pole you can just barely see at Barlow’s Knoll in the difference --- now intrude on the landscape.

Click for larger view: The tall monument seen to the left of Howard Avenue is the 153RD Pennsylvania. Other monuments include, from left to right, the 17TH Connecticut, the 25TH and 75TH Ohio, and the 107TH Ohio (white monument, center right).


Co. C, 47TH North Carolina Infantry

Born December 21, 1814 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 48 

At the time of his enlistment in February 1862, Cpl. Utley, nicknamed Gaston, was married with at least one child, a 17-year-old daughter named Dulcina. He was wounded July 3RD in the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge, taken prisoner, and later died of his wounds.

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