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25 years of visiting Gettysburg and this was the first time I ever visited “the” Angle. This solitary tree marks the spot where the stone walls meet. There’s a wonderful view of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Assault from here as well. Behind the tree, there are some worn steps that lead down to a nice information marker. You can just see the top of it here. The red barn and grove of trees in the distance are part of the Nicholas Codori farm and the fence wooden fences flank Emmitsburg Road.
SCHWARZ, Cpl. Rudolph
Born November 16, 1841 --- Died July 01, 1863
Co. B, 45TH New York Infantry
Cpl. Schwarz was born in Germany. His chance meeting with his Confederate brother at Gettysburg is one of the many fascinating human interest stories concerning the battle. He arrived in America in 1855 and joined the Union army in August 1861, leaving behind a wife, Julianne. I wasn't able to determine whether or not they had any children. Cpl. Schwarz is supposedly buried at Gettysburg’s National Cemetery, though a footnote says “his remains were left on the field.”
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