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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016

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If you’re looking for a place on the battlefield where you won’t find throngs of tourists, where you can walk and feel truly alone and at peace, East Cavalry Field is the place you want. This hidden gem doesn’t have a whole lot to see, but it has its share of monuments, cannon, and an overall feeling of solitude. These particular artillery pieces represent a portion of McGregor’s Battery, which was part of Stuart’s Horse Artillery. (Another cannon sits to the right, out of view). The silent fields and woodlots hearken back to another time . . .the only modern things in the photo, save for the tree at front, are the informational marker and a hint of blacktop.


Morris {Virginia} Light Artillery, Page’s Battery

Born about 1841 --- Died July 02, 1863
Pvt. Stone enlisted in August 1862. Records show he was 5’6” tall and had a light complexion, and that he was a farmer by trade. Having been killed at Gettysburg, he was buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.

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