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Monday, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

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 The 137TH New York Infantry monument on Culp’s Hill has stood as a silent memorial since 1888, reminding visitors of that particular regiment’s contributions toward Union victory. Note the star which was the symbol of the 12TH Corps, the laurel wreath surrounding what is presumably an ammunition pouch, and the New York state seal. Also note the rocks which are such an iconic geological feature of the Gettysburg battlefield. (And yes, I've mentioned them quite often. They're fascinating).


Born December 14, 1841 --- Died July 21/22, 1863

Co. D, 19TH Maine Infantry

Pvt. Thomas enlisted in July 1862. His father, Hushai, Sr., was at one time a member of the same regiment and mustered out in 1865. Pvt. Thomas was wounded in the foot on the second day of battle and later died from his wounds. He’s buried in Gettysburg’s National Cemetery. Of interest, “Hushai” is a name from the Bible, and was borne by one of King David’s companions. 

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