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If you were a Texan on July 2ND, 1863, this is the last view in the world you’d want the enemy to have. Actually, it was probably the last view you would ever have. Smith’s New York Battery got down to business when Robertson’s ever-ready Texans crossed Triangular Field, with disastrous results. Aside from the road and the marker at far right (Robertson’s Brigade marker) this scene is relatively unchanged, and even the boulders, though possibly larger at the time of the battle as it had not yet been ‘cut back’ for road construction, were in existence. The men in the open field had little protection . . . when the 124TH New York surged down into that place, they surely discovered the vulnerabilities the Texans had already experienced.
PVT. ADNA MORRISON HALL
Co. D, 12TH New Hampshire Infantry
Born July 04, 1841 --- Died September 15, 1863
Pvt. Hall was mortally wounded just two days before his 22ND birthday. Enlisting in August 1862, he was wounded in the hip (or possibly the back) and later sent to a hospital in Philadelphia. There he died from “hospital gangrene”. He is buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, though there is a marker in his honor at Homeland Cemetery, Bristol, New Hampshire. A photocan be found here.
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