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Hands down, the George and Dorothea Rose farmhouse is my favorite historic structure on the battlefield. Its relatively secluded location, great views, and of course its stone construction --- my favorite type of architecture – always draws my attention. On the one hand it’s nice to think of sitting up in one of those windows and surveying the fighting fields, but on the other hand it would also be a little eerie to live out here, surrounded by the Round Tops in the dark. Whether or not you believe in the supernatural, the battlefield has a tangible ‘atmosphere’ after sunset.
CPL. PHILIP R. HALPIN
Born abt. 1841 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 22
Co. F, 153RD Pennsylvania Infantry
Cpl. Halpin enlisted in October 1862. After suffering a mortal wound, he was later buried at Raubsville Cemetery in Raubsville, Pennsylvania. He was of Jewish heritage.
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