** This blog published Mondays and Wednesdays **
Perhaps it’s a testament to my eye for details that I was almost more excited about the ruins of the Dustman barn than the newly-renovated Gen. Lee’s Headquarters. There’s something fascinating about knowing that this stone foundation was in place during the battle . . . most of the homes and barns in Gettysburg are privately-owned and thus inaccessible, making a place like this extra special. To walk within the ruins and touch every stone is wonderful. I hope this foundation continues to be accessible to those who visit. I intend to come back again soon.
PVT. ISHAM BLEVINS
Born April 16, 1830 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 33
Co. K, 37TH North Carolina Infantry
Pvt. Blevins enlisted in August 1862. He was married to Ann, and they had at least four children, Susan (13 when her father was killed), Mary (10), Andrew (8), and James (5). There may have also been a daughter named Lydia.
(c) 2012-2016 Skies of Blue and Gray