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I love taking close-up photos of the many stone likenesses of soldiers scattered throughout the Antietam and Gettysburg battlefields. Here we see a fellow representing the 3RD Pennsylvania Reserves, also known as the 32ND Infantry. The monument dates from 1906 and pays homage to a regiment who tangled with Hood’s boys at Antietam. According to Stone Sentinels, 12 men died in this engagement. I’m really impressed with the sky on this photo. It’s not at all modified . . . it was really was that bright blue of a day. (And cold! Did I mention cold?)
PVT. MICHAEL CLEM
Alleghany Light Artillery (Virginia) (Carpenter’s Battery)
Born September 02, 1833 --- Died July 02, 1863
Pvt. Clem enlisted in March 1862, leaving behind his wife Sarah and four young children, Hezekiah (1855), Harriet (1858), Sarah (1860), and Winfield (1861). After his untimely death he was later buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.
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