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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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This photo was taken just off Geary Avenue and shows the area of Spangler’s Spring, as evidenced by the small black sign visible along distant Colgrove Avenue at center right. Union regiments including the 20TH Connecticut and the 1ST Maryland Potomac Home Brigade would have fought in this area on the morning of July 3RD. They would have seen the same boulders, but their view of Spangler’s Spring, then just an unadorned pool, would have been vastly different. 

The road seen in the distance is Slocum Avenue. Directly to the right of that road (not visible in this photo) is the monument to the Potomac Home Brigade, proving their presence. Unfortunately, the spring itself is hidden behind the rocks. (And yes, in case you were wondering, I am indeed standing in front of the restrooms for this shot :-))


Co. H, 2ND Mississippi Infantry

Born July 09, 1835 --- Died July 01, 1863

Pvt. Weatherington, formerly a teacher, enlisted in August 1861. He survived a wound at 2ND Manassas/Bull Run in August 1862 but unfortunately was not so lucky at Gettysburg, where he likely died either during the fight in the unfinished railroad cut or a short while later.

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