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The 12TH/44TH New York Infantry “castle” monument on Little Round Top has always been one of my favorites. The climb is a little steep but relatively easy, and the views . . . amazing. I liked this particular angle, standing at the bottom and looking up. You can see the 5TH Corps’ distinctive symbol at the very top. If you’ve been inside the castle, you’ll know that you never actually go inside the tower . . . those windows at the top are inaccessible. Visitors come out on the observation deck below this point. You’re likely to share the deck with a good many other people at any given time, and at dusk or after dark when the ghost hunters are out in full force, forget about having the place to yourself!
CPL. MATTHEW GEORGE ALLEGAR
Co. G, 142ND Pennsylvania Infantry
Born November 14, 1831 --- Died August 06, 1863 at age 31
Cpl. Allegar enlisted in August 1862. His family consisted of wife Lucinda, son Truman (born 1855) and daughter Maryann (born 1860). Tragedy visited his family in many other forms as well; his brother John was killed in May 1862 in Virginia, while another brother, Jacob, died in August 1862 in that same state. Cpl. Allegar himself was mortally wounded and sent to Camp Letterman, and after death was later buried at the Reformed Dutch Church Burial Ground in Bushkill, Pennsylvania.
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