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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 03, 2017

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The Lydia Leister barn as seen from Taneytown Road is a quaint piece of 19TH century Americana. Note the garden inside the fence, planted in wooden boxes. The house is located just to the right of the photo, while Cemetery Ridge rises at upper left. I recommend walking down to the Leister house/Gen. Meade’s headquarters if you have the opportunity. Also, there are certain times during the summer when this building and others may be open to the public. Make sure to check the calendar of events if that’s something of interest to you.


Born 1842 --- Died July 04, 1863

Co. I, 145TH Pennsylvania Infantry

Pvt. Allen enlisted in September 1862. He was mortally wounded at the Wheatfield and  died of his wounds, eventually being laid to rest at Gettysburg’s National Cemetery. His stone simply says “E. A. Allen.” 

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