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Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

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You can see a few interesting places on this photo of Carlisle Street, though unfortunately not as many as you would have seen in 1863, as many structures have been demolished and replaced over the past 152 years. At left are three more modern buildings, but the low red-roofed building is Lincoln Diner. Now, the building itself doesn’t date from the battle, but in 1863 this was the location of the Washington Hotel. On the right we see part of the modern incarnation of the Gettysburg Hotel. Of particular interest is the Majestic Theater, a Gettysburg icon since 1925. A gray section of the battle-era railroad station can be seen directly underneath the “Majestic” marquee.


Co. H, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry

Born 1827 --- Died August 03, 1863 at age 36

2nd Lt. Bayard enlisted in August 16, 1862 and had previously served in the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry (from August 1861 to February 1862). He was married to Agnes and had a one-year-old daughter, Ella, when he fell at Gettysburg. The lieutenant received a mortal wound to the hip on July 2nd and succumbed to his injuries a little more than a month later. He was buried at Union Cemetery in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

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