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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 28, 2015

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Ah, East Cemetery Hill. I wanted a bright blue sky, but I got my typical Gettysburg weather: overcast :-). Still some good shots, though. Here’s a close-up of a Parrott Rifle (not sure of which battery) flanked by the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry on the left and Wiedrich’s Battery, 1st New York Artillery on the right. In the left distance you can see a little of Gettysburg’s kitsch --- “Tour Center” and an array of vehicles in the parking lot. Fortunately, not all of these folks were traipsing Cemetery Hill, and we had the place mostly to ourselves.


Co. F, 3RD Arkansas Infantry

Pvt. Beason enlisted in June 1861 and was a farmer. He was killed during the Texas Brigade’s actions on the second day of battle. 

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