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Monday, November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015

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I’ve seen (and taken) a good many photos of Gen. Longstreet and his trusty steed, but rarely has anyone photographed the front of the horse. I like this view as it not only shows a different angle but also showcases the typical look of Gettysburg in late autumn . . . few colored leaves, but a sort of bare-branched barrenness that makes you feel as if you have the place all to yourself. In the left background is the National Park Service amphitheater. Oh, and be careful walking on the river of leaves, especially if it’s just rained . . . and don’t wear good boots. Consider that your tip for the day :-)


Co. F, 60TH New York Infantry

Born November 05, 1831 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 31

Pvt. Downs enlisted in September 1861. He was a farmer, and married to Lucretia. At Gettysburg he was mortally wounded in the head and was first buried at the Henry Spangler farm, later reinterred at the National Cemetery. Unfortunately his stone bears the name “Hannibal Dorset.”

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