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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March 04, 2015

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Fall Sojourn Along Confederate Avenue

These particular pieces are located just outside of town near the Lutheran Theological Seminary. Part of Watson’s Battery, Second Richmond Howitzers, 10-pounder Parrott Rifles bring a spark of interest to what would otherwise be an average view. These particular pieces are unmarked, so it’s uncertain when they were cast. (For more cannon info, check out waymarking.com or markerhunter.wordpress.com . . . . I’ve identified many of my cannon photos from these sites). Further down the line you can see the Salem (Virginia) Artillery. As for a blue sky? Well, you can’t have everything :-)


Co. K, 52ND North Carolina Infantry

Born about 1840 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 23

Pvt. Westmoreland, a young farmer, may or may not have enlisted in March 1862 with the knowledge that wife Martha would give birth to a child in August of that same year, a little girl they would name Arena May. Less than a month after the death of his brother Lewis in Richmond, he suffered his own mortal injury at Gettysburg. 

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