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Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016

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The road less traveled.

I hardly ever see any other living souls at East Cavalry Field although it’s a pretty interesting place. The beautiful Rummel farm, a handful of impressive monuments, and the rows of artillery are enough to warrant a visit, and if you’re the sort who likes solitary, peaceful battlefield strolls, this is definitely the place. I recall many times that we took advantage of the pull-off located just beyond this point to have an in-car picnic lunch while looking out over the fields.


Co. G, 26TH Wisconsin Infantry

Died August 08, 1863
Pvt. Young enlisted in August 1862. He was mortally wounded in battle on the 1ST of July, suffering a fracture of the thigh, and died at Camp Letterman over a month later. It is thought that he was buried at Gettysburg National Cemetery with a stone that says “Lieut. Martin Young”. Many of the old stones at this cemetery are in error concerning names and sometimes states.

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