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Until recently, the Gettysburg Rail Station looked like this:
Though yellow was a good look for this old building, it wasn’t authentic to 1863, and folks got to thinking how it would be to see how it looked when President Lincoln arrived, or during the battle when the wounded were treated on the station platform. As they wished it, so it was done, and a few months ago I had the pleasure of driving past and checking out the new colors. Good job, Gettysburg!
SGT. TRAVIS R. MAXEY
Co. K, 8th Georgia Infantry
Born 1826 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 37
Sgt. Maxey enlisted in May 1861. He was wounded at 1st Bull Run/Manassas in July 1861 and later in June 1862, but survived another year of combat. At Gettysburg he was killed instantly by a shell to the chest which rendered him unrecognizable. His burial place is unknown.
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