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Monday, December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015

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Okay, so where am I sitting? (The “restrooms” sign might give it away . . .) This is the guide station along McPherson’s Ridge. There’s a good view of Chambersburg Pike / Lincoln Highway / Route 30 (think it’s got enough names? :-)) and of the fields seen by many boys in gray as they headed for the Railroad Cut. This is actually a very nice rest stop, definitely nicer than the Port-O-Potties you’ll encounter on the field during peak season! You can pick up maps and other pertinent information too. And if you’re planning a trip out to the Round Barn (look it up --- great place!) or Cashtown Inn, it’s a convenient stop on the way back to town.


Co. D, 126TH Pennsylvania Infantry

Born September 01, 1829 --- Died July 13, 1863 at age 33

Pvt. Bell’s death bereaved wife Eliza and seven small children, William (age 10), Eliza (age 8), Isaac (age 6), Nathaniel (age 5), Dervin (age 3), Sarah (age 1), and Adaline, an infant. His brother William had died in battle less than two months earlier in late May 1863.

(c) 2012-2015 Skies of Blue and Gray

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