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This view taken from the top of the Pennsylvania Memorial shows a portion of Cemetery Ridge looking toward Emmitsburg Road. The distant tree-line is Seminary Ridge. Visible farms are the Abraham Trostle farm (far center left) and the Daniel Klingle farm (center-right). In the foreground, one Ordnance Rifle from Pennsylvania Batteries C and F and the Napoleons of Battery C, 4TH U. S. Artillery can also be seen. Of particular interest is the shadow of “Winged Victory” which tops the memorial, spreading across Hancock Avenue.
1ST SGT. JOSHUA MARTIN ADKINS
Co. D, 42ND Mississippi Infantry
Born 1837 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 23
1ST Sgt. Adkins enlisted in May 1862. His pre-war residence was named as Flewellin’s Cross Roads, Mississippi, where he was a merchant. He was killed near the Railroad Cut on the afternoon of July 1ST. Unfortunately, I have little information concerning his life.
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