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This shot of the Wheatfield is taken from Ayres Avenue just “behind” Devil’s Den. This is very near the position of Cross’s Brigade because they stepped off into eternity. Take note of Winslow’s Battery far in the distance. For some strange reason I always forget there are boulders in the Wheatfield; when you picture soldiers marching through the field, you don’t realize they were tripping over rocks just as they were at many other places on the battlefield. As always, I loved the fences. They add such charm to the field, and of course a touch of authenticity.
PVT. BURTON L. HARDMAN
Co. K, 13th Alabama Infantry
Born 1836/38 --- Died July 20, 1863
Pvt. Hardman, whose surname is also spelled Hardeman and Hardyman, enlisted in July 1861. He was wounded twice on the 1st of July and died of his wounds less than three weeks later. He was later buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.
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