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Here we are on Sickles Avenue coming up around Devil’s Den. From left to right we have Rose Woods, the 124TH New York monument (far left), Houck’s Ridge, 99TH Pennsylvania monument, Smith’s New York Battery, and the Devil’s Den witness tree. Every time I see that tree I wonder how big it was during the battle, if it was tall enough to trip over or if it was only a sapling that somehow avoided being obliterated in the chaos of combat. It’s also fascinating to realize that every single boulder seen here was at this same place in 1863, though some were altered when the tour roads were constructed.
PVT. MORGAN A. NIMS
Co. I, 145TH Pennsylvania Infantry
Born about 1845 --- Died July 19, 1863
Pvt. Nims was mortally wounded in the chest on the 2ND of July and was later transferred to a hospital in Baltimore. He was buried at Baltimore’s Loudon Park Cemetery.
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