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Monday, December 28, 2015

December 28, 2015

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Lunettes. Check. Artillery. Check. Monument showing infantry placement. Check. Flank markers. Check. Evergreen Cemetery with graves of both battle victims and men and women who lived in Gettysburg during the battle. Check. East Cemetery Hill has it all; everything but the soldiers. (And some people say that at certain times you can see them too . . .) The monument, by the way, is the 4TH Ohio Infantry. It’s not really blue, but that’s what blue skies will do to your camera. ;-)


Co. A, 1ST Minnesota Infantry

1839 --- August 10, 1863

Pvt. Nickel was born in Stuttgart, Prussia, and after arriving in America he became a shoemaker. He was wounded in the thigh on the third day of battle and later transported to Camp Letterman, where he died. Pvt. Nickel is buried at Gettysburg at National Cemetery as “H. Nichols.”

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