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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December 09, 2015

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In this shot I tried to get a general idea of where the Irish Brigade and their Second Corps comrades rested at Cemetery Ridge before heading toward the Wheatfield on July 2ND. There’s a clear view of the Codori barn at left, while you see, from center-right to far-right, three artillery batteries (15TH New York Battery, 5TH Massachusetts Battery, and Pennsylvania Battery B) as well as the 90TH New York Infantry monument and the beautiful 1ST Minnesota memorial. The big white thing at far right is a camper. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t here at the time of the battle. :-) (Although I bet the soldiers would have loved it!)


Co. A, 38TH North Carolina Infantry

Died July 12, 1863 at age 30

Pvt. Hall enlisted in October 1861 and was a farmer. He had already suffered through a previous wound, having been shot at 2ND Bull Run/Manassas in August 1862. The mortal wound he received at Gettysburg was not so easily conquered. Unfortunately I have no information on his burial. 

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