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Monday, November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016

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Lee’s Headquarters, post #3. This is what you see from Route 30, and what an improvement it is. A quick glance at 1863 photographs shows a façade very similar to this one, even down to the white arbor and the doghouse at bottom left. You’ll notice that the color of the stone at the bottom of the house is lighter than the rest of the structure . . . that’s because the brick was only recently removed, showing a portion of the structure that had remained hidden for decades. It’s great to see the dormer windows removed, too. All in all, this is a beautiful house, made even more beautiful by its historical authenticity.


Parker’s (Virginia) Battery

Born c. 1830/31 --- Died July 20, 1863

Sgt. Hallowell enlisted in March 1862. He suffered a mortal wound in the shoulder at Gettysburg and died less than three weeks later, eventually being laid to rest at Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery. He was well-known among his comrades for his singing and guitar-playing.

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