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Monday, February 6, 2017

February 06, 2017

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Fog and Sun

With just a little imagination, you can see how the battlefield must have looked when it was wreathed in smoke beneath a hot summer sun. This photograph was taken near the Mississippi and Louisiana State Memorials along Confederate Avenue, a place that at the time was surprisingly quiet. Walking in the fog in Gettysburg is an experience I highly recommend. It’s easier to contemplate the past, and to feel as if you’re somehow closer to the many men who lost their lives on these very fields.


Born March 03, 1839 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 24

Co. A, 11TH North Carolina Infantry

Pvt. Wingate enlisted in February 1862, though he had served previously in the 1ST North Carolina Infantry. His name is included on the “Distinguished Service” roll.

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