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**154 years since the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Assault and the third and final day of the battle**
Lee’s Headquarters looks amazing along Route 30. It’s hard to believe that so much work took place in such a relatively short amount of time . . . and I know there are folks who miss Larson’s Quality Inn, but just look at this! Aside from the modern road and the Civil War Trust marker, any Confederate soldier would feel at home in this scene. Another thing I really like is that the Dustman Barn foundation was kept intact. Hopefully the folks in charge will keep the grass cut and folks can walk inside and touch the old stones like I did. Truly a memorable experience.
CPT. JOHN TICKNOR
Born 1837 --- Died July 01, 1863
Co. K, 6TH Wisconsin Infantry
“Distinguished Service.” Cpt. Ticknor enlisted in June 1861. During his life he worked as a laborer, a sawmill hand, and a stage-driver, and was married to Kate. According to records, he “fell dead while climbing the second fence” at the unfinished railroad cut while urging his men to victory. He was also known for his fine singing voice. Cpt. Ticknor is buried at New Lisbon City Cemetery in New Lisbon, Wisconsin.
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