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Seriously, what is better than a foggy autumn morning at Gettysburg? Not much! This is one of Poague’s Howitzers across from the Virginia State Memorial along Confederate Avenue, and the atmosphere is just so peaceful (and a bit mysterious) that it comes right through the image to communicate the feeling of that morning. Another bonus is that, without modern intrusions, you can imagine that this is how the battlefield looked in November 1863 when President Lincoln made his touching address. (I realize the artillery pieces would have been cleared from the field by that time, but I have an imagination ... :-))
PVT. FRANK KING
Co. E, 6TH Wisconsin Infantry
Died July 01, 1863
Pvt. King of Col. Rufus Dawes’ strapping Wisconsinites, was mortally wounded at the Railroad Cut and died that same day. He was remember by his friends as being a “fine singer”, and, little many other soldiers both blue and gray, for having a presentiment that he would not survive the battle. He was later buried at Gettysburg’s National Cemetery.
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