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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015

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The Rose farm has always been my favorite battlefield farm. Not only am I a sucker for stone, but the setting is beautiful, quiet, and storied. It’s close enough to Emmitsburg Road that you could hop into town if necessary, but far enough away from the rest of the battlefield that there’s a general feeling of peace and seclusion. This was the place many Confederates ever saw before succumbing to their wounds. It was known as a particularly brutal field hospital for quite some time after the battle . . . yet there’s no hint of that bloody history now.


Co. B, 8TH Georgia Infantry

Born November 13, 1846 --- Died July 02, 1863

I’m not sure how he did it, but somehow Pvt. Goodwin, at age 14, managed to convince the recruiters in Savannah that he was old enough to fight. He suffered his first wound at Seven Pines in 1862 but quickly returned to combat, receiving a mortal wound from which he would not escape. Pvt. Goodwin died at the age of 16, never having reached his 17TH birthday.

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