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The sun messed up the shot, but it’s still pretty cool: The McPherson barn seen through the wheel of a 3-inch Ordnance Rifle belonging to Calef’s Battery A, 2ND U.S. Artillery. This cannon and its twin is located right along Route 30/Chambersburg Pike, so if you want to stop for a photo, keep your eyes peeled for drivers whose minds are elsewhere. On the plus side, it’s a great shot.
PVT. D. NEWTON YERBY
Died July 1863
Co. A, 26TH Alabama Infantry
Pvt. Yerby’s exact date of death is unknown. He was taken prisoner at South Mountain in September 1862, spent time at Fort Delaware, and was released and exchanged only to be funneled back into the war machine and killed at Gettysburg. Little is known of his life or family.
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