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Monday, June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

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The Eleventh Corps Line is one of those places on the Gettysburg battlefield that doesn’t seem to be a particular favorite for visitors --- maybe some don’t even know it’s there. At any rate, it’s not very heavily traveled (which makes for great photos).This shot was taken from near the Francis Barlow statue and shows the Old Alms House Cemetery on an overcast autumn day.  Part of Oak Ridge and Oak Hill can be seen at right, albeit not in the best detail. I’m not sure if the rocks in a row have any significance, but since Gettysburg is so full of tradition and history, I’m guessing they probably do. (Or someone just liked the way they looked).


CO. E, 157th New York Infantry

Born 1836 --- Died July 15, 1863 at 27

Pvt. Haley enlisted in August 1862, husband of Mary Ann and father of Mary Jane (aged 3) and Agnes (aged 1). He received a mortal wound on the first day of battle and later suffered an amputation. He was buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery.

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