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Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017

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I fell in love with last week's cannon, so here's another one. :-) It's a very nice artillery specimen located at the Mississippi State Memorial near Millerstown Road, just like the last one. This 24-pounder Howitzer is part of Moody’s Battery, also known as the Madison Light Artillery. Note the gray, ugly sky, a typical sight if you visit Gettysburg in autumn. Not that I’m complaining . . . those dreary skies produce quite an ambiance, which can only work in the visitor’s favor.


Born 1840 --- Died August 1863 age 23

Co. B, 15TH Alabama Infantry

Pvt. Norris’ death date is given both as August 27TH and August 29TH, at Camp Letterman. Records show that he likely died “from complications from use of chloroform” while his chest wound was being treated. He was later buried at Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery. 

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