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A Penny For Hero
General Longstreet’s equestrian statue in Pitzer Woods is quite a unique creation (this can be interpreted in a positive or negative way depending on your opinion of the statue) and as such, it gets a lot of traffic. Many people who stop by to say hello to “Old Pete” and his horse Hero leave coins in Hero’s hoof, as I did here. Come to think of it, Lincoln pennies may not be appreciated by the Southern gentleman and his trusty steed. Let’s hope they don’t take offense. :-)
PVT. ANSEL B. ADAMS
Born c. 1823 --- Died August 05, 1863
Co. K, 14TH South Carolina Infantry
Pvt. Adams was a shoemaker by trade. Married to Nancy, he was the father of four children, Martha born 1849, J. A. (male) born 1851, James born 1853, and S. C. (female) born 1855. Ansel died in captivity at David’s Island, New York, and was buried at Brooklyn’s Cypress Hills Cemetery.
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