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When I first started visiting Gettysburg (23 years ago!) the Copse / High Water Mark was a lot more “impressive” than it is now. Actually, seeing how full and alive it used to look (at least to me as a kid) is sad compared to the way it looks now. Still, knowing its history makes up for the lack of aestheticism. At far left is the 106TH Pennsylvania monument with its distinctive drums on top, and to the right is the Nicholas Codori farm and the 69TH Pennsylvania. The object at far left, standing out in the field, isn’t a ghost . . . it’s someone’s tripod. :-)
PVT. JOHN LOGAN WELLS, SR.
Co. E/H, 18TH North Carolina Infantry
Born 1831 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 32
Pvt. Wells’ enlistment in July 1862 left behind a wife, Kate, and two little children, Martha A. (born 1859) and John Logan, Jr. (born 1861). Unfortunately, besides family info, little seems to be known of him.
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