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The gang’s all here: beautifully contrasting colors, a perfect summer sky, rock walls, wooden fences, a picturesque tree, and the sacred ground of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge. (Oh, and Hancock Avenue, but there’s nothing particular special about that). I always consider myself extremely lucky when my photos have such a great sky to work with. (And it’s rather rare for me!) It’s fairly easy to imagine thousands of Southern soldiers marching slowly but steadily through the fields, though of course the modern scene is much safer, much more peaceful. Still, war or peace, this must have been a stunning bit of countryside.
CPL. MELVILLE C. ROBERTS
Co. C, 35TH Georgia Infantry
September 28, 1834 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 28
Cpl. Roberts enlisted in April 1862, and upon his death at Gettysburg was the husband of Susan and father of three children, 5-year-old William, 3-year-old Sarah, and 1-year-old John.
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