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Though you don’t always notice monument details during a casual battlefield drive, I was looking over my photos and saw that the 17TH Pennsylvania Infantry cavalryman is missing the brim of his kepi. Whether this was vandalism or just happenstance is unknown to me. The Gettysburg Stone Sentinels site says that the model for this soldier was Sgt. George Ferree.
On another note, Sgt. Ferree’s horse is portraying a whole range of emotions. Just look at the detail . . . Gettysburg’s monuments are an attraction in their own right, and pay proper homage to the fallen men they represent. It’s hard to imagine a solid block of granite being carved into something so wondrous and grand. The person (or people) who crafted the 17TH Pennsylvania Infantry’s memorial certainly exhibits great talent.
PVT. WILEY MILES HALLMAN
Co. A, 33RD North Carolina Infantry
Born bet. 1836-1838 --- Died July 02, 1863
Pvt. Hallman enlisted in late May 1863 and served just over one month in the military before being killed at Gettysburg. Left to mourn were his wife Belzora or Belza, and two young daughters, Laura (aged 4) and Dora (aged 1).
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