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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 05, 2017

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Saying it was a “rainy morning in Gettysburg” is pretty much a given if you have more than one morning in Gettysburg during the summer. :-) Here I made the obligatory trek up Little Round Top, with the 91ST Pennsylvania Infantry monument just around the bend. I’ve always liked the way this small stone wall was built into the summit, housing informational markers and a fantastic view. To the left, the turret of the 12TH/44TH New York Infantry castle monument can be seen. And in the distance past the Valley of Death, Devil’s Den and  Triangular Field are waiting to be explored.


Born 1834/35 --- Died July 03, 1863

Co. D, 7TH Virginia Infantry

Pvt. Akers enlisted in March 1862 and was a farmer. Married to Elmira, he had three children, Barbara (born 1857), William (born 1860), and George (born 1863). A fourth child, Josie, was born in early 1864 after David’s death.

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