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Monday, October 10, 2016

October 10, 2016

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This photo was taken from Birney Avenue at the Peach Orchard and shows the Longstreet Tower along Confederate Avenue. The orchard seen here is not part of the Peach Orchard, and I’m not sure whose property this was historically. If you click for a larger photo, you can see little human specks on the tower’s observation deck. As for the tan-colored “roof” to the right of the tower, I really have no idea what it is, and none of the photos taken of this area show it clearly.


Co. F, 26TH North Carolina Infantry

Born 1835 --- Died August 12, 1863 at age 28

Pvt. Coffey was mortally wounded on the 1ST of July and taken prisoner. He lingered over a month and then died of his wounds, eventually being laid to rest at Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery. Sadly, his brother James Coffey died of wounds just 12 days later at a prison camp on David’s Island, New York.

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