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Here we are at the “Eleventh Corps Line” on the outskirts of Gettysburg. To the left is the 45TH New York Infantry monument (“the Fifth German Rifles”), and visible toward the right is the Hagy orchard (now abutted by a modern home) and part of Oak Ridge. Those “blips” you see along the ridge are monuments. I like this shot because there’s always a nice place to pull off and take photos, and there are lots of things to see if you haven’t visited this part of the field as often as other places on the battlefield.
PVT. JAMES LEANDER HALLECK
Co. G, 80TH New York Infantry
Born December 07, 1842 --- Died July 03, 1863 at 20
Pvt. Halleck enlisted in the 80TH New York Infantry, also known as the 20TH Militia, in September 1861. He was listed as a laborer, and was shot through the heart at Gettysburg. His final resting place is in Gettysburg’s National Cemetery. His headstone lists his name as “J. L. Halleck” and “Co. G Regt. 20”, which can be confusing for those who aren’t aware of the regiment’s dual designations.
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