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Apr
24
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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This Confederate company joined the regiment on May 4, 1861. They were smarter than most soldiers when they signed up. On July 3, 1863 this small company experienced the unthinkable. They suffered 100% casualties in their brave advance on the Brian Farm during Pickett's charge. A marker can be found north of the Copse of Trees documenting their furthest advance. If that wasn't enough, this regiment was honored in the twentieth century by...
Apr
23
by sehillard at 7:45 PM
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My Dad recently handed down this Sharps 1863 carbine. My GGGrandfather Priv. John M. Hillard (pictured in my avatar) served in the PA 62nd, and in early 1864 was transferred into the PA 155th infantry from July 1863 until May 1865. My Dad said this has been handed down through the generations in the family and this was a gun his GGrandfather brought home after being mustered out in May 1865. He was wounded in the...
Apr
23
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:40 AM
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Using this, from Gettysburg College's Special Collections, because some of the shambles described in caught, because it is haunting, because the faint image of a woman is inside the gate, right and because an ambulance there could only mean another wounded man had died. We forget, maybe, the battle's horrific aftermath.

In the excellent book " Our Army Nurses ", compiled by Mary A. Gardener...
Apr
23
by Chris Carroll at 9:19 AM
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IMG_20180421_0001.jpg Gettysburg Girls Ca. 1863. Picked this ambro up at local antique shop yesterday thinking they were Southern girls, hopefully from a prominent North Carolina family, but they were Yanks…….. They didn’t move to NC until the 1880’s,

6th plate of Mary Elizabeth Wilson (seated), and likely her only sister Matilda Wilson, standing holding a fan. (I was sure this was Southern!!!!!). Both ladies hail from Cumberland...
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