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This vigilant eagle tops the Vermont Sharpshooters monument in Pitzer Woods. Many of my favorite Gettysburg monuments feature human or animal figures, though they’re all interesting in their own way. This particular monument dates from 1889. I find this small road in Pitzer Woods to be a secluded and somehow eerie place, almost as if one could hear the voices of the soldiers in the right circumstances. Whether or not that’s true, it’s definitely a good place to explore monuments and pay your respects without being elbowed out of the way by the pushier breed of tourists.
SGT. CYRUS M. HALL
Co. B, 17TH Maine Infantry
Died July 02, 1863
Sgt. Hall was mortally wounded by a shell on the 2ND day of battle. He is one of many unknowns in the Maine section of Gettysburg's National Cemetery. One of the personal items found with his body was the image of a child, likely his own.
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