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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017

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Sandwiched between Chambersburg Pike/Route 30 and the Edward McPherson farm, these two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles and their accompanying marker help to tell the story of the first day’s battle. The barrel of the gun on the left was manufactured by the Phoenix Iron Company in 1861, while the barrel on the right was forged in 1862 by the same foundry. The monument seen at left is the 149TH Pennsylvania Infantry, part of the “1ST Regiment Bucktail Brigade.” It dates from 1886.The McPherson barn supposedly dates from 1820 and is classified as a Pennsylvania bank barn.


GENTRY, Pvt. Allen
Born between 1825 and 1828 --- Died July 02, 1863

Co. F, 44TH Alabama Infantry

Pvt. Gentry first married Lavenia, and together they had two children: Margaret born 1848 and Fleming born 1850. He married second to a lady named Amanda and they had Susan born 1855, David born 1857, Penelope born 1859, and Caroline born 1862. 

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