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If you stop where Howard Avenue curves at Barlow’s Knoll (called Blocher’s Knoll during the battle) you’ll have the chance to explore Battery G of the 4TH U. S. Artillery. These pieces are all Model 1857 Napoleons, though their exact age is unknown. As I mentioned in a recent post, many of the artillery pieces located on the Gettysburg battlefield (the tubes themselves, not the carriages) date from the time of the Civil War. Whether or not these pieces served in that particular battle is unknown.
(Virginia) 1ST Richmond Howitzers
Born August 05, 1839 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 23
Cpt. Ogden was a clerk in civilian life and later a lawyer. He attended Yale in 1858.Interestingly, he lived in at least five different states before and during the war, all Southern except for New York. After his last move South he joined the Confederate army. Cpt. Ogden was struck in the chest by an artillery ball (another source says a “shell exploded near him, killing him instantly”) on the 3RD of July.
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