The colors of autumn in Gettysburg are offset so perfectly by wooden fences and stone walls and blue skies, and of course by the occasional Napoleon, Ordnance Rifle, and Parrott Rifle here and there. This Napoleon belongs to Battery B., 4TH U. S. Artillery, and is located just behind the recently-renovated Lee’s Headquarters complex. It was returned to its original position in 2016. This is such a peaceful scene that I can imagine just camping out here beside the cannon, painting, sketching, or photographing your surroundings until the chill of autumn chases you indoors. I don’t believe there’s any season in which Gettysburg doesn’t show off her beauty.
PVT. ALBERT NOYES
Died August 18, 1863
Co. H, 14TH Vermont Infantry
Pvt. Noyes enlisted in September 1862 and was a farmer. He was wounded by a shell on the 3RD of July, and lingered in the Camp Letterman hospital for more than a month. I was unable to find much information on his life, and nothing on his burial.
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