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Monday, September 7, 2015

September 07, 2015

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What wonders can we find in this photo? :-) Well, to me, all of Gettysburg is wondrous, but here goes. From left to right: McPherson’s/Reynolds/Herbst Woods (take your pick!), South Mountain, and the McPherson barn (used by the Slentz family at the time of the battle). Nearer the camera is a small building that is part of the Lutheran Seminary complex; I have no idea of its purpose. Those desiring a closer peek into this part of the battlefield can do by taking the relatively new interpretive path (part of which is seen in the foreground) which takes you on a pleasant walk from the Seminary to the edge of McPherson’s Ridge.


Co. K, 16th Maine Infantry

Born about 1819 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 44

Cpt. Whitehouse enlisted in June 1861. Known children include Wilmot (born abt. 1843) and George (born abt. 1845), signifying that is highly likely both his children were in the military as well. Cpt. Whitehouse was a caulker by trade and received a mortal wound on the 1st of July. He was buried at Pine Knoll Cemetery in Newcastle, Maine.

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