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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

June 03, 2015

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This photo taken from the Angle and showing the site of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge is one of my favorites from my last trip. The colors are bright and contrasting, the road is conspicuously empty, and there are many elements of iconic Gettysburg to be seen . . . markers, stone walls, wooden fences, and a quiet reverence that somehow seeps even through photography. This view is closer to what the men observing Pettigrew’s assault would have seen than the view had by those meeting the onslaught of Pickett’s charge. Notice the skies of blue and gray? Sometimes nature *does* cooperate. :-)


Co. G, 50th Georgia Infantry

Born October 29, 1830 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 32

Cpt. Burkhalter enlisted in March 1862 and had formerly served as a Justice of the Peace. He was married to Lottie and had four children, Sennie (age 6), Henrietta (age 5), Charles (age 2), and Sherod (an infant). A fifth child, Isaac, was born in 1863. Cpt. Burkhalter was killed at Gettysburg and later buried at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah.

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