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Little Round Top is one of those places that’s beautiful, sad, and mysterious in all types of weather, rain or shine, any season. Still, one thing rings true whenever you visit: the less people the better. Sure, it’s great to see tourists of all ages learning the history of the battle, but being up there alone, enjoying the view and really soaking in the cost of war, is an amazing feeling. Here we see, from left to right, the marker for Battery B, 5th U. S. Artillery; a Parrott Rifle; the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, and another Parrott. Every time I see a Gettysburg photo with blue skies I’m slightly amazed :-)
PVT. STRONG WARNER VEAZEY
Co. C, 104th New York Infantry
Born about 1843 --- Died July 04, 1863
Pvt. Veazey, called Warner, enlisted in October 1861 and was a farmer. Physical descriptions tell us he was 5 feet 10 inches tall with a light complexion, and military records state he was mortally wounded on the first day of battle. He was buried at Gettysburg’s National Cemetery.
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