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Sunset over the field of Pickett’s Charge is a magical sight. Here, one of the artillery pieces of Cowan’s 1ST New York Independent Battery shares the glory, as well as the monument to the 59TH New York Infantry. The Nicholas Codori barn and part of Emmitsburg Road can be seen in the distance. While many consider this to be a rather creepy place after nightfall, I also find it peaceful, contemplative, and intriguing.
PVT. BENJAMIN THOMAS MARTIN ENNIS
Born April 17, 1844 --- Died July 26, 1863 at age 19
Co. E, 14TH Alabama Infantry
Pvt. Ennis, a drummer, first suffered a wound at Chancellorsville in May 1863. He recovered enough to fight at Gettysburg two months later. This wound, in the leg, proved to be mortal. He was either buried at Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery or at Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama.
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