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For this shot I stood on the path that leads up to the 20TH Maine monument at “Vincent’s Spur” on Little Round Top, looking in the direction of Big Round Top. It is from this general direction that Alabamians marched toward Chamberlain’s Maine line. Note the intersection of Sykes Avenue (top center), Wright Avenue (left) and Warren Avenue (right center). Try to imagine this scene without the roads and the unsuspecting car full of people who have no idea they’re now famous. :-)
2ND LT. JOHN CRANSTON
Died July 27, 1863
Co. F, 82ND New York Infantry
2ND Lt. Cranston, a clerk, was born in Ireland. He enlisted in the Federal army in May 1861, bidding farewell to his wife. He was wounded in four places during the battle and later died at the West Buildings hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Find-A-Grave lists him as “Corporal”, the rank with which he entered the 82ND Infantry.
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