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So, this is pretty interesting. We were visiting General Lee’s Headquarters and admiring the renovations when a whistle pierced the air. Considering that the Railroad Cut lies just beyond the parking lot, this was perfect timing to capture the train as it chugged by. Interestingly enough, not only is this is a cool photo for train enthusiasts, but it also shows a section of the Cut where fighting raged on July 1ST, and the monument to the 3RD Indiana Cavalry is visible in the distance along McPherson’s Ridge.
PVT. CHARLES NICHOLS
Born 1840 --- Died August 18 or September 11, 1863
Co. C, 57TH Virginia Infantry
Pvt. Nichols’ exact date of death is unknown, though it’s certain that he died at Gettysburg’s Camp Letterman. He suffered a “compound fracture of the right femur”. He was later buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, and his surname also appears as Nicholdes, Nickles, and Nickols.
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