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It can be done! I can take a picture of the Wheatfield in the autumn with blue skies! (Having walked its expanse two previous years in a row, once in November and once in October, I wondered if that was even possible :-)). Here we see Winslow’s Battery with its accompanying Napoleons, and part of the fence that runs along Sickles Avenue at far left. Countless boys in blue and gray were wounded, fell, and died on this ground. It’s a very sobering thought.
1ST LT. JOHN CHANDLER NIEMEYER
Co. I, 9TH Virginia Infantry
Born October 05, 1842 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 20
1ST Lt. Niemeyer, whose rank is quite impressive for his young age, enlisted in April 1861. He was described as having blue eyes, light hair, and a light complexion, and was killed at the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge very near the Union line. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth, Virginia.
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