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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

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Here’s a different perspective of East Cemetery Hill and the iconic Evergreen Cemetery gatehouse, taken from Wainwright Avenue. I particularly like this view . . . Hays’ Louisiana Tigers must have a similar view as they trekked up over the picturesque rolling meadows opposite the hill. And of course there’s artillery (albeit hard to see). The prominent statuary monument to the right of the gatehouse memorializes the 4th Ohio Infantry. Now all we have to do is get rid of the power lines . . .


Co. A, 7th Tennessee Infantry

Born April 06, 1836 --- Died July 16, 1863 at age 27

Pvt. Bailiff enlisted in May 1861 and reenlisted in April 1862. He was married to Elizabeth and was the father of Mary (age 9 in 1863), James (age 8), Nancy (age 4), and John (age 2). Some sources also list a child Thomas, who, if still living in 1863, would have been 7.

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