Thanks to the complete historical renovation of this site, the view from the Mary Thompson house (Gen. Lee’s headquarters) is much more in line with how it would have appeared in 1863. There’s nothing to be done about the modern road, the modern vehicles, and the modern traffic lights, however. I do wonder if the Thompsons ever walked along Chambersburg Pike to visit their neighbors the Slentz family (tenant farmers residing on Edward McPherson’s property). You can see that it wouldn’t be a very long way to walk, as the McPherson barn is visible at center left. On a calm day and without the noise of traffic to which our modern ears are accustomed, they could probably hear each other shout, even if they couldn’t make out the words.
PVT. LEVI MORELAND
Born 1838 --- Died July 03, 1863 at age 25
Co. C, 33RD Virginia Infantry
Pvt. Moreland enlisted in April 1861 and was described as being 6’ tall with blue eyes and dark hair. His place of burial is currently unknown. A brother, William, was killed in June 1862 in the battle of Gaines’ Mill.
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