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Even on a spring trip to Florida I couldn’t help but take a side-trip to Gettysburg :-) The cold scene here, complete with patches of snow on the ground, looks more like winter than spring, though. This fence is along Long Lane and shows part of the field of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge, including the Virginia State Memorial at center (above those darn invasive cedar bushes . . .)
LT. COL. MARTIN TSCHUDY
69TH Pennsylvania Infantry
Born abt. 1828 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 35
Lt. Col. Tschudy, who, interestingly, was born in South Carolina, enlisted in the US Army in August 1861 and was made Lieutenant and Adjutant. In his pre-war life he had been a lawyer in Philadelphia. Married to Mary, he was the father of William (who was born in 1851 and died in 1859 at age 8), Henry (age 10 at Gettysburg), and Richard (age 7).Despite being mortally wounded at Gettysburg, Lt. Col. Tschudy remained at his post until the next day. He was again wounded, this time dying. A photo can be found here.
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