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Monday, May 4, 2015

May 04, 2015

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I’m a sucker for artsy shots. This photo was taken along Hancock Avenue and shows a portion of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge (as well as the fence bordering Emmitsburg Road at lower center). The Virginia State Memorial is just visible in the distance. I’ll admit, it truly affects me to think of those thousands of men just waiting in the trees, marching out in a straight line like lambs to the slaughter . . . and they must have believed they would succeed.


Co. E, 16th Vermont Infantry

Born about 1838 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 25

Cpl. Tarbell enlisted in September 1862. His occupation was listed as 'farm hand', and he was married to a lady named Nancy. He is buried at Brookside Cemetery in Chester, Vermont.

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