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You can’t tell from the photo, but everything was sopping wet after a legendary Gettysburg rain-shower. :-) In the foreground is a 12-pounder Napoleon representing the King William (Virginia) Artillery at Oak Hill. This particular barrel dates from 1862 and was cast by the Augusta Foundry. The artillery pieces in the background are Whitworth guns and belong to the Hardaway (Alabama) Artillery, Hurt’s Battery.
PVT. GEORGE W. WEATHERINGTON
Co. H, 2nd Mississippi Infantry
Died July 01, 1863 at age 24
Pvt. Weatherington enlisted in August 1861 and in civilian life was a teacher. He suffered a previous wound at the battle of 2nd Manassas/Bull Run in August 1862, surviving that injury only to die at Gettysburg (likely at the Railroad Cut) less than a year later.
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