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Today we’ll take a quick look at the Ashland Artillery (Woolfolk’s Battery) near the Longstreet Tower along Seminary Ridge. You’ll notice this cannon is a little different than its neighbors, being a 20-pounder Parrott Rifle. According to waymarking.com, though this particular piece carries a date of 1863 and lists Tredegar Iron Works as the place of origin, it is most likely a reproduction. The artillery of Woolfolk’s Battery are nicely-maintained and, provided you can find a parking space, are very easy to photograph and explore.
CPT. SAMUEL PATTON WAGG
Co. A, 26th North Carolina Infantry
Born February 03, 1840 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 23
Cpt. Wagg enlisted in May 1861 as a sergeant, making it only two years in the war (a feat all its own). He was promoted to Captain in April 1862 and was mortally wounded by grapeshot at the battle of Gettysburg.
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