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This view of the Lutheran Theological Seminary complex from Hay Street shows a blend of 19TH and 20TH century architecture. Old Dorm, at center, dates from 1832 and was used as a field hospital during and after the battle, while the chapel (far right) was constructed in the 1940s. Its official name is The Church of the Abiding Presence. At left, Valentine Hall dates from the 1890s. I imagine students enjoy the large green space and that they probably did in 1863 as well. During the battle this lawn would have been full of wounded and dying, though it’s difficult to imagine by looking at this peaceful scene.
Co. K, 82ND New York Infantry
Born March 31, 1842 --- Died July 19, 1863 at age 21
Pvt. Tennison was born in Ireland. He enlisted in January 1863 and for some reason his age was given as 32. He was a carpenter by trade and received a mortal wound to the arm on July 03RD. Buried at Gettysburg’s National Cemetery, his stone erroneously names him “John F. Fanssen.”
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