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Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

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The McPherson barn sits in the fog as a timeless sentinel, its environs hidden in a thick veil of misty silence. The trees of Reynolds’ Woods can be vaguely seen, but all else --- monuments, fields, and visitors alike --- are hidden within the fog. You haven’t truly experienced Gettysburg until you’ve traipsed around the field on a foggy morning. Not only will you be enveloped in an ambiance that can’t be replicated, but you’re also likely to see wildlife, deer in particular, taking advantage of natural cover. 


Born November 01, 1830 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 32

Co. D, 48TH Georgia Infantry

Pvt. O’Banion was married to Patsy and had a young son, Claudius or Clovis who was only 7 years old when his father was killed in battle. A soldier’s burial awaited John, and he’s believed to rest at Waynesboro Confederate Memorial Cemetery in Waynesboro, Georgia, though this may be only a cenotaph. 

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