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I took this photo on the way back from the Leister farm. The monument, dedicated to the 93rd New York Infantry, makes a nice focal point, but I’m also intrigued by Taneytown Road at right, bordered by its iconic rock-and-rail fence. The Catherine Guinn property can be seen in the distance. At left, part of Cemetery stretches out, this land an unwitting witness to the events of July 03rd. More about the monument: Dedicated in 1890, it honors a regiment which was posted as a guard at Gen. Meade’s Headquarters but which suffered no less during the battle.
PVT. WILLIAM BAILY
CO. E, 1st West Virginia Cavalry
Born 1829 --- Died July 03, 1863 at 34
Pvt. Baily enlisted in November 1861. He was described as being blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion, and was the husband of Judith and the father of Henry (1853), Louisa (1854), John (1856), Sarah (1858), and William (1860). He died at a place near Big Round Top known as South Cavalry Field and was later buried at Gettysburg’s National Cemetery.
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