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Monday, October 3, 2016

October 03, 2016

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It really is amazing how much you can see from Little Round Top, especially on a bright, clear day when everything is thrown sharply into focus. Still, I wasn’t satisfied with the main shot. I wanted to zoom in on the distant tableau and identify as much as I possibly could. :-) From left to right, I spy: Various monuments, Hancock Avenue, the U. S. Regulars obelisk, the Copse, Abraham Brian’s barn, more monuments, Gen. Meade’s equestrian statue, the Pennsylvania State Monument, the 1ST Minnesota Infantry monument, Humphreys Avenue, orange netting at the old Cyclorama parking lot, the barn at Gen. Meade’s headquarters, little white stones in the National Cemetery, Taneytown Road, and the Catherine Guinn house. And of course, the Abraham Trostle barn is visible at bottom center.


Co. D, 55TH North Carolina Infantry

Born June 29, 1836 --- Died July 16, 1863 at age 26

Pvt. Green enlisted in May 1862. His death date is also given as August 19TH. He was married to Elizabeth and had two small children, James (age 3) and John (age 2). He was taken to Camp Letterman, where he died of his injuries and typhoid fever. Pvt. Green was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, though he has a cenotaph at Sandy Plains Baptist Church Cemetery in New House, North Carolina. 

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