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Here’s an artsy shot of the Leister farmhouse, showing part of Cemetery Ridge and Gen. Meade’s equestrian statue in the center left distance. I don’t know if the well is original, but if not it was certainly given a period design. If you’re like me, you spent a few minutes peering in the window at right, trying to see what was in there. It’s actually fully furnished, and though you can’t go inside, you can peer in through the windows and get a real feel for 19TH century farm life.
PVT. PHILIP DAVIS FISHER
Co. B, 28TH Virginia Infantry
Born 1830 --- Died July 03, 1863 at 33
Pvt. Fisher was married to Harriett and was the father of at least four children, William (born abt. 1853), John (born abt. 1855), Mary or Maria (born 1857), and Zadoc (born 1861). There were possibly also two more children, Sarah “Lizzie” (born 1847), and Amanda (born Sep 1863). Pvt. Fisher was killed on the third day of battle and is possibly buried at the Fisher farm near New Castle, Virginia.
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