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Very near the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, one can find the 3RD New York Independent Battery monument and its accompanying Parrott Rifle. This is just across Taneytown road from the cemetery parking lot. Note the newer headstones in the center distance, as well as the combination of stone fence, wooden fence, and black wrought iron fence in the background. According to waymarking.com, the 10-pounder Parrott dates from 1863.
PVT. EPHRAIM BLACK
Born June 17, 1839 --- Died July 01, 1863
Co. M, 16TH North Carolina Infantry
Pvt. Black enlisted in May 1861. He was married to Sarah, and was killed on the first day of the battle. Like many Southern soldiers, much information about his life has been lost.
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