the wheatfield

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  1. lelliott19

    "We did not pause or hesitate a moment..." 9th Georgia at Gettysburg

    "I saw the cannon belching forth volumes of smoke all along its summit, but heard no report from them - the roar of musketry and the shouts of our men drowned every other sound. We did not pause or hesitate a moment....I saw the ground ploughed and torn by grape shot and shell - still I heard no...
  2. lelliott19

    Canteen Mishap in the Wheatfield - 18th Georgia Wofford's Brigade

    "I'm hit and I fear badly." These words, uttered by Captain James Lile Lemon (A/18th GA) during the fighting on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, were likely repeated by thousands of others of both sides fighting in the wheatfield that day - and most of them were not nearly as lucky as...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    Discussion Angel From The 24th Georgia Visits Gettysburg's Wheatfield, Act Of Kindness

    Please no one be offended by comparing this giant of hot, tired, battle blasted man to an angel. Someone please tell me who did our soldiers' mothers and fathers and wives and children and sisters, brothers, grandparents pray be sent as guardian, when they marched to war? No one please tell me...
  4. James N.

    A Walk Through the Wheatfield/Stony Hill Area

    The Wheatfield The past several times I've been at Gettysburg I've attempted to visit certain particular places I'd in the past just skimmed over or even missed altogether on the usual tours outlined in the various NPS folders. (As an example of what I'm talking about, unbelievable as it may...
  5. lelliott19

    Act of Kindness - 9th GA and 64th NY Wheatfield at Gettysburg

    Recalling personal experience at Gettysburg, Corporal William W Moore (Co. F 64th NYVI) in the Report of the Seventh Annual Reunion of the 64th N.Y. Regimental Association at Salamanca, New York, Aug. 21 and 22, 1895, Historical Sketches, Letters, Roster of Survivors", pg. 56-59: "...I was...
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