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The 9TH Massachusetts Battery monument is located along Wheatfield Road and is flanked by two Model 1857 Napoleons. The gun tube on the left dates from 1862 and was cast by the Revere Copper Co., while the one on the right is a rifled piece and was cast by the Alger Armory in 1862. I particularly like this photo as the fences in the background are a perfect prop. The monument itself was dedicated in 1885. I believe the red barn just barely visible to the left is part of the Daniel Klingle farm.
PVT. THURSTON THOMAS
Co. D, 134TH New York Infantry
Born 1844 --- Died July 20, 1863
Pvt. Thomas enlisted in August 1862. He was mortally wounded in the left leg on the third day of battle and later died from his injuries. His final resting place is in Gettysburg National Cemetery.
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