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This was the view no Yankee wanted to have. The barrel belongs to the Madison Artillery of Louisiana, also known as Moody’s Battery, and is a 24-pounder Howitzer crafted in Austria. The barrel was cast either in 1858 or 1859 (I’m not sure which of the two pieces this one is). What I love most about this photo is the details, and the fact that despite needing a good painting, this piece is in relatively good shape considering its age.
PVT. JOHN ALBRIGHT
Co. F, 12th New Jersey Infantry
Born circa 1828 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 35
Pvt. Albright enlisted in August 1862 and was a farmer. At Gettysburg he suffered a mortal head wound and was first buried at the Peter Frey farm along Taneytown Road. He was later reinterred at Gettysburg National Cemetery.
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