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Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

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Heading down the path that leads from Hancock Avenue and the Angle to Gen. Meade’s headquarters, you’ll see many interesting things: Artillery, monuments, and peaceful, pastoral scenes. Here I stood on the path and looked back toward the starting-point, capturing Gen. Meade’s equestrian statue, the 10TH New York Infantry monument, and Batteries F & K of the 3RD U. S. Artillery. You may know that while the cannon carriages are usually much newer than the battle, the guns themselves are often authentic and date to Civil War times. The barrel at left dates from 1862 and was forged at the Henry N. Hooper and Co. foundry in Boston, while the one at right was forged in 1862 at Boston’s Cyrus Alger foundry.


Co. K, 14TH North Carolina Infantry

Born January 15, 1842 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 21

Pvt. Nowell enlisted in May 1861 and was a machinist. After being killed at Gettysburg he was originally buried on the battlefield and later moved to Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

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