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Monday, June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016

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If you turn right onto Wright Avenue from Sykes Avenue at Little Round Top, you’ll pass the beautiful Vermont Brigade lion, a handful of artillery pieces, and Taneytown Road. On the other side of this road is Howe Avenue, where four more monuments can be found. This particular view shows the section of Taneytown Road where many men of Gen. Hancock’s 2ND Corps encamped late on the night of July 1ST. Two monuments can be seen: The 6TH Maine and the 49TH Pennsylvania. My 3RD-great uncle was a member of the latter, but did not enlist until February 1864 (you can find out more about him on my “Boys in Blue” memorial page, linked at the top of this page). And whoever lives in this white house on the battlefield which can be seen at the top center of the photo, boy are you lucky!


Co. K, 28TH North Carolina Infantry

Born February 26, 1844 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 19

Pvt. Swaringen enlisted in February 1862. He was taken prisoner at Fredericksburg and later released, and was killed at Gettysburg. Unfortunately I could find no further information save for some family members.

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