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A nice quiet walk from East Confederate Avenue down to Rock Creek yielded this autumn-y view of the 28TH Pennsylvania. Dedicated in 1885, it has stood guard in this very place for 131 years. I had never seen this monument in person, so the walk was worth it even though the new fence keeping folks from falling into Rock Creek wasn’t particularly aesthetic. Most unnerving? Distant gunshots, which everyone insisted came from hunters, but which I found pretty eerie on Culp’s Hill on a lonely morning . . .
COL. WILLIAM DABNEY STUART
56TH Virginia Infantry
Born September 1830 --- Died July 29/30, 1863 age at 32
Col. Stuart graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1850 and later became a teacher in Richmond. He enlisted in September 1861. Mortally wounded during the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge, he was taken to Staunton, Virginia, where he later died. Col. Stuart was buried at Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton. A photo can be found here.
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