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Monday, December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016

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They’re back!

For the longest time, Page’s Virginia Battery on the slope of Oak Hill had just one cannon to represent its battle position. After a visit at the beginning of November I was pleased to see four pieces, two Napoleons and two Parrotts, focusing their menacing attention on the Eleventh Corps Line. I’m always thrilled to see renovation efforts on the battlefield, especially when it means returning an area as closely to its 1863 appearance as possible.


Born 1837 --- Died July 26, 1863 at age 26

Co. G, 10TH Louisiana Infantry

Pvt. Lafargue, a laborer, was born in France. He enlisted in 1861 and was mortally wounded at Gettysburg. He was later buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.

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