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Feeling cold? Here’s some springtime for ya. :-) It’s hard to go anywhere in Gettysburg without seeing a cannon or a historical marker or a monument or a multitude of Civil War-themed items, and the Heritage Center (formerly the wax museum) is no exception. This view is looking toward Ziegler’s Grove. Check out the brightly-colored trees and the budding flowers . . . I really miss spring now. Not sure where the cannon’s aiming, but I’m assuming it’s a Confederate piece since the monuments you can just barely see in the distance are Federal . . .
3RD LT. WILLIAM ROBERT THOMAS
Co. K, 3RD South Carolina Infantry
Born November 08, 1835 --- Died July 04, 1863 at age 27
3RD Lt. Thomas was married to Elizabeth and had a little girl named Mary born in October 1862. His brother Lewis Pinckney, called Pink, had been killed at 2ND Manassas/Bull Run in August 1862. William was originally buried near Black Horse Tavern and was later reinterred at Charleston’s Magnolia Cemetery.
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