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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016

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From left to right on this photo: Rose Woods, 124TH New York Infantry monument, part of Triangular Field, marker for Benning’s Georgia brigade, 99TH Pennsylvania Infantry monument, Smith’s 4TH New York Independent Battery, and a few twisted old branches of the Devil’s Den witness tree. Sickles Avenue runs along the bottom. This is one of my favorite places on the field --- the second day’s battlefield has always interested me the most for some reason, and I find myself most fascinated by Devil’s Den, the Wheatfield, and Little Round Top. I’m slowly warming to the Peach Orchard as well.



Co. D, 29TH Ohio Infantry
Born 1839-40 --- Died July 1863

Pvt. Pontius (also spelled Pontious) was a wagon-maker. His death date is given as July 02ND, 3RD, and 6TH, and I could not determine which was correct. He was later buried at Gettysburg’s National Cemetery (his stone says “25TH Ohio"). There is also a cenotaph honoring his memory at Martin Cemetery in Grundy County, Missouri (likely where his family later settled).

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