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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016

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This is the view from the Pennsylvania Memorial facing Hancock Avenue, looking across Cemetery Ridge toward Emmitsburg Road. The white structure in the center distance is the Daniel Klingel farmhouse. The cannon at right is part of Thomas’s Battery, also known as Battery C of the 4TH U. S. Artillery. Notice the fences of various configurations and the nice contrast of greens, browns, and blues; autumn in Gettysburg is almost magical, which I’m sure anyone who’s visited at that time of year well knows.


Co. D, 37TH North Carolina Infantry

Born October 13, 1843 --- Died August 23, 1863 at age 19
3RD Lt. Battle enlisted in July 1862 and was transferred to the 37TH North Carolina in January 1863. He received a mortal wound during battle and was taken to Camp Letterman, where he underwent an amputation. A second surgery on the 23RD of August resulted in death. Lt. Battle was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, or possibly at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A photo can be found here.

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