The 153RD Pennsylvania Infantry monument at Barlow’s Knoll dates from 1889. You’ll most often see the granite soldier with a bird sitting on his cap, as he seems to be a favorite stopover for feathered battlefield explorers. Barlow’s Knoll was known as Blocher’s knoll during the battle, and was later named for Francis Barlow, whose portrait statue can be found across the road from here.
CPL. BENJAMIN H. ATKINS, JR.
Born 1845 --- Died July 13, 1863 at age 18
Co. H, 19TH Massachusetts Infantry
Cpl. Atkins enlisted in December 1861. He was wounded on July 3RD and later died of his injuries, being laid to rest at the Old East Burying Ground in Lynn, Massachusetts.
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