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Just think about it. These rocks have been here forever. When the soldiers fought and fell and died in the Wheatfield just beyond this point, they would have seen these boulders, sat on them, maybe even died with their hands upon them. This is absolutely a battlefield feature that every soldier present during the bloodbath in the Wheatfield could have seen. And what about before the battle? Did early settlers sit on these rocks to picnic and play away the hours? How about Native Americans who lived in this area before families of European extraction set up roots? And what about after the battle? Surely after tourism became a major revenue, many people lounged on these rocks while contemplating what took place here. If these rocks could speak . . .
1ST LT. DAVID MARLIN
Co. H, 2ND Mississippi Infantry
Born between 1831-1835 --- Died July 03, 1863
1ST Lt. Marlin was born in Ireland. He left his teaching job to enlist in the Confederate Army in April 1861, just days after Fort Sumter, and soldiered over two years through the war. Gettysburg proved to be his undoing. He likely received his mortal wound on the 1ST of July when the 2ND Mississippi struggled in the Railroad Cut, and died on the 3RD.
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