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This Texas State Monument is located at Warfield Ridge along South Confederate Avenue; though small, it’s a beaut. A few observations on the area . . . this part of the battlefield always seemed kind of quiet, maybe even secluded to me, especially back in Biesecker Woods where the Texans first started out for Devil’s Den. The land surrounding the Texas Monument is --- I don’t know --- heavy with sentiment, maybe. Looking more closely at the photo, I wondered if the rock wall in the distance might be original, and if not, it likely replaced an older wall. The boulder behind the monument was of course located in the same spot during the battle.
PVT. ROYAL RAND
Co. H, 17TH Maine Infantry
Born about 1825 --- Died July 1863
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