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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

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Of all the places to explore on the Gettysburg battlefield, Devil’s Den is by and large my favorite. Those huge, ancient boulders have fascinated me since age 8, while the sense of perspective you get just walking among them is both unique and sobering. Here I was fairly well on top of the den, getting ready to go back down. There are plenty of paths and a small footbridge up here, and the brush has been mostly cleared. If you’re careful you shouldn’t have any trouble.


Born 1839 --- Died July 01, 1863

Co. K, 26TH North Carolina Infantry

Pvt. Thomas enlisted July 1ST, 1861, exactly two years before what would be the day of his death. He was probably killed during the iconic fight between the Tar Heels and the 24TH Michigan in Reynolds’ Woods, or at least died shortly thereafter. Pvt. Thomas is buried at the Austin Family Cemetery in Watson, North Carolina.

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