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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

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This is an autumn shot of Triangular Field bordered by Rose Woods. With the weeds dying away, it’s much easier to see the carpet of boulders at this time of year, and to take a closer look at the old stone wall. (No one is certain whether or not this is the original wall. I would imagine it’s probably been restacked a time or two).If the grass was relatively low in July, the soldiers could have seen these rocks and tried to avoid them a little during their uphill climb, but as they were obligated to keep their eyes on the enemy, they likely didn’t have that option. Staying in formation must have been an impossible task, indeed.


Born December 24, 1835 --- Died July 03, 1863

Co. E, 42ND Mississippi Infantry

Pvt. Akers enlisted in May 1862. He was married to Narcissa and was the father of two children, Mary (born 1861) and Nathaniel (born 1863). Little is known of his life.  

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