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Aug
20
by AUG351 at 1:17 PM
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Early war photograph of the Hempstead Rifles, Co. B, 3rd Arkansas State Troops, standing in front of the Jones Hotel in Washington, Arkansas. Raised in Hempstead County, the company completed its organization at Washington on May 4, 1861, with 102 men on its rolls and enlisted for three months' service (in state service). The men were...
Aug
20
by Gettysburg Greg at 7:54 PM
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The soldiers constructing breastworks on Little Round Top incorporated existing rocks and boulders into their works whenever possible. Here on the south summit of LRT is an example shown in the works built by the 44th NY. The Gardner photograph was taken just days after being occupied by the soldiers who left behind wooden stakes empty ammo boxes, and paper from torn cartriges. I recorded the now version two years...
Aug
20
by Gettysburg Greg at 8:58 PM
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My last post was a bit of a downer because it related to the horses killed in the Leister farm yard, so I thought I would bring the room back up with a happier horse story that you may be familiar with.
Frank, the Gettysburg War Horse was a veteran of the Civil War. He was assigned to Issac R. Swartout, private of Battery D of the 1st NY Artillery. Frank first saw action with his owner at Gettysburg on July 1st...
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19
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