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I don’t post many photos of the town of Gettysburg itself, so I figured it was high time. This particular picture was taken from one of our former hotels and shows Steinwehr Avenue. The town has a very quaint and homey feel that adds to the battle ambiance, even the sections with structures that were built after the Civil War. As many know, sunset at Gettysburg is a special occasion, and I liked being able to capture the big bright ball as it dipped down below the mountains. On a side note, hungry for sweets? Kilwin’s ice cream and Sunset Ice Cream Parlor make an appearance here, as well as some Civil War stores.
PVT. FRANKLIN PETER WENDLING
Co. K, 151st Pennsylvania Infantry
Died July 17, 1863 at age 17
Pvt. Wendling, also spelled “Vendlin”, enlisted in October 1862 and was a farmer. He was wounded on the 1st of July and captured the next day, but soon released. He died at Mower Hospital in Philadelphia and was later buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
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