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Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

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According to popular lore, this unique rock formation on the slope of Little Round Top is known as the “Curious Rocks.” It is believed that Union troops used these rocks as cover during the battle. Any soldiers of Irish origin may have drawn a comparison between this small formation and the dolmens of Ireland (a pile of rock slabs with a rock “roof”, once used to house the dead. I urge you to look these places up. They’re fascinating). Unfortunately, little more is known of the Curious Rocks. I *do* know that aren’t nearly as fragile as they seem, as they’ve stood in places for millions of years!


Born 1841/42 --- Died July 01, 1863

Co. H, 38TH North Carolina Infantry

Pvt. Hamilton enlisted in June 1861 at Randolph County, North Carolina. He appears to have been a farm laborer, and was transferred from the 22ND North Carolina in March 1863. His burial is unknown.

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