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While leisurely meandering down the path that leads from the Angle to Gen. Meade’s headquarters at the Leister farm, I found lots of great photo opportunities. One of them was this fence and lush green grass stretching across Cemetery Ridge. The home in the right background is the former Catherine Guinn farm. If I recall correctly, soldiers told stories of the lady of the house, in her 70s at the time of the battle, chasing them from her property and even physically threatening them!
SGT. WILLIAM TIMSON AMBLER
Co. D, 57TH New York Infantry
Born September 09, 1844 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 18 1/2
Sgt. Ambler enlisted in September 1861, and, according to personal letters, enjoyed the love of an exceedingly close family. An officer of the regiment wrote the sergeant’s family that, had the young man lived, he would have received a promotion, and said all Sgt. Ambler’s comrades would “always remember Willie as a true and fine soldier in the support of our glorious country.” Sgt. Ambler was mortally wounded in the Wheatfield by an artillery shell, and was later buried at Gettysburg National Cemetery. A photo can be found here.
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